ISIS steals 1 mil­lion ton grain from Iraq

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by the Iraqi Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture, the Is­lamic State (ISIS) has stolen 1 mil­lion tons of grain from Iraq dur­ing the past four months and shipped them to Syria via Mo­sul.

ISIS sent the wheat and bar­ley from Iraq to the Syr­ian re­gions un­der its con­trol such as Raqqa and Der­azur," said Falah Hasan, Iraqi Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter. «Since ISIS has taken con­trol over some agri­cul­tural ar­eas in Iraq, the gov­ern­ment has not been able to con­trol the pro­duc­tion of wheat and bar­ley in th­ese ar­eas.”

ISIS has taken con­trol over vast lands in Mo­sul, Kirkuk, Sala­haddin and An­bar prov­inces which are among the most pro­duc­tive agri­cul­tural lands in the coun­try.

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