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Northern Syria on the Brink

Members of Israel's Druze minority look at the the fighting between between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels in the Druze village of Khader in Syria, from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. As many as 20 members of the Druze minority sect were killed last week, the deadliest violence against the Druze since Syria's conflict started in March 2011, sparking fears of a massacre against the sect. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Members of Israel’s Druze minority look at the the fighting between between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels in the Druze village of Khader in Syria, from the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, Tuesday, June 16, 2015. As many as 20 members of the Druze minority sect were killed last week, the deadliest violence against the Druze since Syria’s conflict started in March 2011, sparking fears of a massacre against the sect. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Fuel shortages are adding to what has become the Permanent Humanitarian Crisis in Syria:

“If this goes on for a few more days, there will be a humanitarian catastrophe on all fronts,” Hossam Ali, a doctor at a hospital in Aleppo, frantically told The WorldPost by phone. The hospital has spent two weeks without access to new shipments of diesel and has depleted its stores, he said. “We need electricity.”

Civilians living in rebel-held territory across much of Aleppo, Idlib and suburbs of Latakia and Hama in northern Syria already face the constant threat of crude barrel bombs and other attacks from the Assad regime. Now, they have to worry about surviving without fuel as well.

“Barrel bombs happen every single day in Aleppo,” Ali said, his voice desperate. “Just four days ago, two barrel bombs dropped right next to the hospital. And now, we don’t have any fuel left in storage.”

ISIS, like al Qaeda before it, desires a return to the 7th Century.

And now they’re getting it.