The evil organisation are said to be working to stop females receiving dental treatment in the city of Tabaqa, in Syria, on the grounds of preventing mixing between men and women, which is against the extremists’ rules.
Dentists in the area were said to have been given a deadline by which to end all their treatment commitments with female patients.
An IS campaign was then launched to ensure the new rule is enforced – resulting so far in the whipping of two dentists by affiliates of the terror group.
A dentist in Syria explained that there are not enough female dentists to accommodate all the women in Tabaqa – meaning many were being left without dental treatment as they are forbidden from being seen by male dentists.
The number of female dentists inside Tabaqa is relatively little, and these doctors can not address all women of the city
A dentist in Syria
He told human rights campaign group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RSS): “The number of female dentists inside Tabaqa is relatively little, and these doctors can not address all women of the city.
“But that did not prevent the group from the implementation of this resolution, which significantly affected the work of dentists because 70 per cent of the patients are women because they care about this subject more than men.
“Therefore dentists’ income decreased, as work hours also decreased to less than 3 hours per day, which led to the closure of some clinics and go to other areas in search of a livelihood with dignity.”
The number of dentists in the area was thought to have dropped to less than 10 over recent months after IS stormed clinics to search for any irregularities.
However, dentists in Raqqa will still be able to treat female patients, unless otherwise instructed by IS.
The doctor continued: “Currently I started thinking about travel to Turkey or to [the Syrian government] regime’s areas in search of a job away from the state of tension and stress imposed by the group during the past months.”
In other strict IS rules, the terror group have also previously banned Mother’s Day cakes and have threatened to jail men for wearing skinny jeans.