ISIS and the Exploitation of Electricity in the Aleppan Countryside

ISIS and the Exploitation of Electricity in the Aleppan Countryside
Investigations | 13 May 2015

Power supply reached most areas in the eastern Aleppo countryside; yet most citizens do not benefit from it. The "Islamic State" [ISIS], which imposes its control over these areas, controls the delivery of electricity according to its own system.

ISIS allows the extension of [electric] current to houses via the installation of circuit breakers, that are inacapable of runing some household appliances with a capacity not exceeding ten amperes only.

Prior to installing these "amperes," electricity was available about three hours per day. Now, the population receives four and a half hours of currentbut only at one o'clock past midnight, or at three in the morning when the majority of residents are sleeping. It is also too feeble run water pumps.

Residents complain of the electricity issue in the areas controlled by ISIS. They consider it a means by ISIS to profit off the people. Ayman, who lives in the region, believes that the idea for the "amperes" originated with the economic returns to be earned by the owners of private electricity generators.

To listen to the full report, follow the link: http://rozana.fm/ar/node/12195.


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