ISIS is Burning and Looting Marijuana Fields in Syria

On Tuesday, The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, released a video showing its fighters burning down a marijuana field in a town it seized in north Syria.

The clip shows a marijuana field in the town of Akhtarin being torn down and torched while the fighters vilify the plant chopping down the bushes and setting them aflame.

According to the Washington Post, the militants captured the town from the Free Syrian Army, a rival group of opposition fighters in Syria.

Syria Deeply reported in July that Syrian farmers have turned to marijuana-growing in a desperate move to make money amidst Syria's civil war.

But the farmers have come under threat from radical Islamist fighters, such as the militants of the Islamic State, who consider drugs against Islamic law.

ISIS is known to use radical interpretations of Islamic Law and violence to take control over areas in Iraq and Syria. They have...

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