Marijuana Up in Flames - IS Fighters Shown Burning Cannabis Field

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.

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