On June 11, Syrian opposition activists shared a video showing alleged fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) setting fire to a farm in northeastern Syria.
In the video, two gunmen with a pick-up truck, carrying the SDF’s banner, can be seen starting a fire in a farm of wheat. The Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently blog said that the video was shot near the town of Tell Abyad.
In the last few days, the northeastern part of Syria witnessed a series of fires that burned hundreds of acres of wheat and barley.
ISIS had claimed responsibility for these arson attacks and called on its followers to burn crops in Syria and Iraq as a form of revenge. The terrorist group’s cell usually use improvised-incendiary devices (IIDs) and carry out their attacks in night time, unlike the gunmen seen in the video, who were setting fire to the farm in day light.
Opposition and pro-government activist had accused the SDF of burning the farms of anyone who refuses to sell his crops to the SDF-controlled administration in northeastern Syria. The new video, which is being ignored by the US-backed group, supports these accusations.