VIDEO: ISIS Targeting Pot Farms in North Syria

By Brian Shields

Thu Aug 28th, 2014 4:00pm America/Los_Angeles

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AKHTARIN, Syria (KRON) — It now appears ISIS, already fighting against Shiite militants and the governments of Iraq and Syria are joining another battle, the War on Marijuana.

A new video has emerged showing Islamic State fighters burning down cannabis fields in a northern Syrian town they recently captured.

Experts on the region say many farmers have turned to growing pot as a way to make money during the extended Syrian civil war. The owner of the farm shown in the video reportedly escaped across the border into Turkey.

ISIS leaders adopt a strict Islamic doctrine that forbids the use of alcohol, tobacco, and all drugs.

ISIS Video Shows Marijuana Fields Burning
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