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Islamic State believed behind crop fires in Iraq's disputed territories

The Islamic State is suspected of once again setting fire to farmland in the disputed Iraqi-Kurdish territories.
A fire and smoke rises from a wheat field on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq June 15, 2019. Picture taken June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Rashid - RC1C2370E800

Crops are burning in northern Iraq’s disputed territories again and locals are mobilizing to fight the suspected culprit, the Islamic State.

A local commander in the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) said there were massive fires yesterday in Makhmour, south of Mosul and the Kurdish capital Erbil.

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