Qamishli, Syria – The town of Shaddadi in the southern countryside of Hasakah city, northeast of Syria, saw a campaign of services by al-Qaeda offshoot group of the Islamic State (previously known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ‘ISIL’) during the Islamic month of Ramadan, as well as distribution of food and basic supplies to the residents of the ISIL-held town.
Mohammed al-Husseini, an activist based in Hasakah city, stated to ARA News that the Relief Office of the Islamic State distributed flour and food parcels to poor families in the city, while the group’s service administration distributed fuel for free to the people of al-Tawsaiya and Uom Zur villages in Shaddadi environs.
“30 liters of fuel was initially allocated to each family in the both aforementioned villages. The Islamic State also promised to organize distribution for the rest of the towns and villages around Shaddadi which fall under the group’s control,” Husseini said.
“The ISIL-linked Ataa Association for charities which is active in Shaddadi has made the project of ‘al-Iftar’, which will provide Iftar meals to the poor families during the month of Ramadan,” Husseini told ARA News. “About 3000 families benefit from the project.”
On the other hand, Husseini confirmed that people of the area enjoyed better conditions during Ramadan with less power cut in comparison to last couple of months.
“Also a new furnace was opened in Shaddadi to provide people with sufficient amounts of bread.”
Noteworthy, the Islamic State group has already provided aid to people through the distribution of food baskets to families in the Shaddadi area and surroundings where the group in control, according to local sources.
Reporting by: Dilshad Mohammed
Source: ARA News
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