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Mysterious Fires Burn Iraqi Crops For Second Year In Row (Videos)

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For the second year in a row, hundreds of acres of farmlands in the northern, eastern and southern parts of Iraq were set on fire.

Local sources told the London-based New Arab on May 6 that the fires burned hundreds of acers of wheat and barley in the province of Najaf, in the areas of Azim and Muqdadiya in the province of Diyala and in Baiji in the province of Saladin.

“The losses are huge and they [the fires] are wiping out the agricultural season, which excelled with an abundant of crops,” one of the sources told the outlet.

Local farmers are blaming the government for not providing a sufficient protection for the vast farmlands. Shiekh Jamal al-Abaidi from Diyala told the New Arab that the government needs to make efforts to protect the farms.

“The government is looking at these organized fires and doing nothing, as if it is separating these agriculture issues from security issues,” al-Abaidi said.

Meanwhile, the government appears to be less warried. The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture claimed that one of the largest fires hit Najaf crops this year was caused by a faulty generator.

The fires began following an announcement by the government that Iraq will be producing 6 million tons of wheat and barley, which is more than enough to cover the country’s needs for the upcoming year.

Some Iraqi officials, including Salam al-Shammari head of the Parliamentary Agriculture Committee, believe that some side is trying to keep Iraq an “importer” of crops.

Last year, ISIS claimed responsibility for similar crops fires in Iraq. The terrorist group’s cells used whatever they could place their hands on, from magnifying glasses to improvised-incendiary devices, to start the fires.

The fires were meant as a punishment to farmers, who had refused to pay Zakat [an Islamic income tax] to the terrorist group. The new fires this year were likely also orchestrated by ISIS for the exact same reasons.


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Albert Pike

USraHells ISIS, same as every year…

Jens Holm

Assads are Syria, but they do it too.

ISIS has not been connected with USA for years and only was it for a short while. As usual Mrs Pike hope there will be a Nobel Price for lies not even people in ME believes in.

Albert Pike

Under Obama ist was states support, the transport of arms from Bulgaria was organised via Pentagon tendered our agreements. Now its KKR&Bilderberg private, therefore same difference, nothing has changed. The David Petraeus and Erik Prince pawns of the game, can just go on, are not part of the Trump-administration, can run Uyghur ISIS training camps even with Chinese support and in financial partnership. Everything is privatized, wars are fought in the interest of the 0.1% superrich, and like you, old OTAN soldiers, from the soon (because of that) disapeared middle class of Denmark, don’t understand anything – are even chearing for them, think in their idiocy-ideology =’idiology’, that this might be good for them, give even historical examples of the same same, like that Nobel Price of that jewish dynamite and arms maker Alfred Nobel, who was supplying via his cousins all sides, which gave this joke of a price a little money and it’s name, that small minds can be impressed…

‘Operation “Timber Sycamore”, initiated by President Barack Obama was privatized a little before the election of President Donald Trump. It is now coordinated by the investment fund KKR (established by Henry Kravis and whose military activities are led by the former head of the CIA, General David Petraeus).’


This is called SABOTAGE. Whoever is lighting these fires is working with, or taking orders from TERRORISTS.

Jens Holm

In Syria its Assads being know for doing that.


An ancient tactic used by invaders/occupiers to subdue the residents.


Terrorists are all US/Israel/NATO false flag, in RP too…



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Jens Holm

I didnt know kurds has done tha too. But it is warfare and done for 1000s of Years.

Its to make peopleleave and area because they have no food and job. Its terrible.

cechas vodobenikov

the amerikans murdered 500000 Iraqi children by embargoing medicine and baby formula—now they destroy crops in order to starve them

Lone Ranger

Americans are really good at killing women and children, aren’t they…


Mysterious is the wrong word. I recall that the start of the Syrian “civil” war was in part due to a great famine due to crop failure. And crops have burned in Syria too. Sounds like the sort of thing an Israeli would do.

The Farney Fontenoy

Kurds doing America’s dirty work.

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