IS media arm Amaq Agency have released a video on the 01 August 2016 allegedly showing IS Public Relations Office in action, settling a dispute between two families in Abu Kamal, Deir ez Zor, Syria. It again highlights the tribal culture and traditions present in Iraq and Syria which IS are party to, including the oversight and mediation of dispute resolution between families and clans.
IS have accommodated Arab tribes where possible within their territory and appear to retain support among various clans. They have also accepted pledges of allegiance by a number of Sunni Muslim tribal groups as reported previously on The WIDER View.
Previous related posts on The WIDER View:
- IS media arm Amaq Agency releases video allegedly showing a meeting with the Jubur, Maylat, and Afadilah Tribes hosted by the Bakkarah Tribe east of Raqqa, Syria: