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Syria, Isis has a new ruthless enemy: a parasites infestation

Isis has a new enemy in eastern Syria: a mysterious and sudden parasites infestation, which is hitting the Islamic State shelters in Deir Ezzor and Abu Kamal. There are numerous cases of diseases from ringworm to scabies, passing through leishmaniasis. Debellating it is equally risky

Isis in Syria has a new ruthless enemy: a sudden infestation of parasites in the shelters in Deir Ezzor and Abu Kamal. Some jihadists of the Islamic State, arrested in recent days by the SDF, speak of an abnormal and irrepressible situation, arose mysteriously and only recently, which is causing great problems within the Daesh cells. They range from ringworm to scabies, to leishmaniasis and other diseases. There is no shortage of pinworms, which produce several nuisances. This weakens men and reduces their operational capacity. Furthermore, according to the captured militiamen, all traditional methods to eliminate them have been attempted. But they didn’t work. As a result, the use of chemicals has been passed. However, these are not always available and in any case acquiring them in abnormal quantities exposes to the risks of being identified by the Kurdish forces.

The SDF, hearing the news, carefully monitor the trade of chemicals against parasites. Thanks to this, they have already neutralized several Daesh cells. There is a rumor among the militiamen that the infestation was deliberated

The SDF, in fact, learned the news and began to carefully monitor the trade in some chemicals in Eastern Syria. This has already allowed them to find several Isis sleeper cells and shelters, infested. Especially in Deir Ezzor and Abu Kamal, where the maximum peaks of the parasites infestations coincide. What is happening, however, has fueled rumors within the Islamic State. According to some militiamen, the sudden arrival of these organisms is not accidental. Someone deliberately released them to hit Daesh. Maybe taking advantage of unconscious vectors, which then propagated them in every refuge they visited. In support of this thesis is the fact that the poor hygiene conditions among the ranks of IS do not justify an explosion of the phenomenon of this magnitude.

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