According to Iraqi newspaper ‘Al-Sabah’, ISIS demands a boycott on all humanitarian aid that is meant for helping the citizens of the Iraqi city of Falujah. Iraqi Sunni tribes have mentioned that Daesh is using the politics of hunger and starvation against the citizens of Falujah. This is a tactic that is previously used in Syria, in order to put a negative spotlight on the opposition, which is in this case the Iraqi army.
Additionally, Daesh (acronym for ISIS) wants to use the citizens of Falujah as human shields and Daesh does not allow any citizen to flee the besieged city. Whereas, the Iraqi security forces have opened three escape routes for civilians. These routes will lead to buffer areas where civilians can get treatment and humanitarian aid.
Iraqi security forces are busy with the liberation of Falujah, a Daesh stronghold and prior to that it was an Al-Qaeda stronghold. The Iraqi security forces are expecting to enter the city when the civilians are ensured of safety.