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Marijuana up in flames - IS fighters shown burning cannabis field

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 00:54

Amateur video uploaded to the internet purports to show Islamic State insurgents in Syria's Aleppo province setting fire to a field of marijuana. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Amateur video posted on the internet said to be filmed recently in Akhtarin, near Aleppo, in Syria purports to show members of Islamic State destroying a field of marijuana. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on August 13 that Islamic State had captured several towns and villages from rival Islamist groups in the Syrian province of Aleppo. These included the towns of Turkmen Bareh and Akhtarin, 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Aleppo. Islamic State has unleashed a bloody wave of repression in Syria, employing mass executions, threats and house demolitions as the attention of Western states has focused on rolling back the group in neighbouring Iraq. The hardline Sunni militants have forced thousands of ethnic minority groups and Shi'ites to flee unless they atone, convert or die.

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Marijuana up in flames - IS fighters shown burning cannabis field

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 00:54