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ISIS smuggles 1 million tons of wheat and barley to Syria

Representational file photo.
Representational file photo.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) On Sunday, the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture said that, the ISIS group has smuggled more than 1,000,000 tons of wheat and barley from al-Mosul to the areas it controls in Syria.

Iraqi Minister of Agriculture Hasan al-Zabidan stated today for IraqiNews that, “The ministry has received information indicates that the gangs of ISIS have smuggled more than 1,000,000 tons of wheat and barley from Nineveh to al-Raqqa and Deir al-Zour cities in Syria.”

Al-Zabidan added, “ISIS considers al-Raqqa and Deir al-Zour cities in Syria safe zones and attempts to maintain that after the Iraqi Army advances towards al-Mosul city.”

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