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ISIS elements set fire to many wheat fields in Nineveh

Wheat field - Iain Merchant - Flickr
Wheat field - Iain Merchant - Flickr

A number of ISIS elements set fire to fields of wheat and barley in Nineveh's Makhmour, as owners of the fields refused to pay royalties.

The armed militias of ISIS are roaming freely in the land that separate the positions of the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army, govern this area, impose royalties on residents in the region and punish those who refrain from paying, a security source said.

ISIS imposed $5,000 on the owners of the fields, om addition to 15 to 20 percent of the crop, according to the source.

The farmers have lost what is equivalent to seven months of efforts, the source added.

Last Modified: Thursday، 16 May 2019 01:02 AM