Images from a propaganda account affiliated with ISIS show militants emptying the food aid trucks
ISIS released this week pictures alleging to show boxes of halal chicken intended for civilians being burned.
According to The Independent, the militants set fire to the food aid because the birds had been killed in the U.S.
“Two trucks transporting boxes of food aid were apparently stopped at a checkpoint in Aleppo province in an area under the militant group’s control on Wednesday,” the newspaper reported.
“Images from a propaganda account affiliated with ISIS show militants emptying the trucks, which were filled with chicken legs, fruit and vegetables, and dumping them at the bottom of a hill in the Akhtarin countryside, in north Aleppo,” the report added…
…The United Nations food agency expressed alarm over the images circulating on social media.
“WFP condemns this manipulation of desperately needed food aid inside Syria,” Muhannad Hadi, the agency’s emergency coordinator for the Syrian crisis, said at the time.
According to U.N. estimates, 9.8 million people are in need of food assistance in Syria.