In 2013, the Christian village of Sadad was invaded by the al-Nusra front for several long weeks. A hundred civilians lost their lives during fighting. Suliman Khalil, former mayor of Sadad became the head of an armed defence group who were formed to repel the invaders.
In October 2015, the scenario repeats itself with the terrorist jihadists of the Islamic State. The inhabitants of Sadad have been very marked by these repeated assaults and the ravages of war have been deeply imprinted in their eyes.
In 2016, Suliman Khalil appealed to SOS Chrétiens d’Orient to support him in a joint project to provide little quail birds for the village in an attempt to control the recession due to economic sanctions and reviving the village's activity.