- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Shortly after explosions in Brussels’ airport and subway system killed 34 people and injured hundreds, the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks, released photos showing militants handing out sweets to residents in Syria to celebrate the massacre.

Jihadists handed out bags of candy and other sweets to young children and men in the province of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, according to the Daily Mail.

The photos were released with a statement, describing how the Islamic State had distributed the treats to Muslims in “joy of the blessed attack against the Crusaders in Brussels.”

No women are shown in any of the photographs. The men shown handing out the sweets appear to be carrying guns in shoulder holsters.

This is not the first time the terror group has celebrated by handing out candy in the streets. Islamic State militants in Libya also posted photos of themselves handing out treats in the country after the Paris terrorist attacks in November.

Within hours of the attacks in Belgium Tuesday, Islamic State supporters took to Twitter to celebrate the killings, urging other jihadists to do the same.

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