ISIS & # 39; uses WILDFIRE as a weapon of terror against its enemies & # 39; – with the group claiming responsibility for arson scorching the country in Iraq and Syria and warning that this & # 39; only the beginning & # 39; is
- Terrorist group says its militants focus on areas in which & # 39; apostates & # 39; life
- Blazes struck 11 Iraqi provinces that are known to have tensions with the group
- Syrian farmers have also blamed the Islamic State for fires in the city of Deir ez-Zur
The Islamic State claims to be responsible for forest fires and says its militants are focusing on & # 39; apostates & # 39; in Iraq and Syria.
The terror group says that the fires & # 39; only the start & # 39; and brags that & # 39; tons of crops & # 39; have been destroyed.
In the weekly news bulletin Al-Naba, the jihadist organization encouraged other extremists to use arson this summer as a weapon of war.
These satellite images show how fire struck Aleppo and Homs in Syria. Islamic state claims responsibility for fires in that country and also in Iraq
Yesterday, the Iraqi Civil Protection Directorate said that 6,103 hectares were burned in 136 less than three weeks.
Blazes hit 11 provinces, with the worst affected areas already being targeted by ISIS.
The Islamists have kidnapped and killed residents of Salahuddin, Nineveh, Kirkuk and Diyala as part of a guerrilla campaign, HS today reports, all of which were affected by fires.
This image shows the fires that raged over Iraq because the Islamic State claims to use arson as a weapon
Their claim to stand behind the fires comes after Kamaran Palani, partner of the Middle East research institute, tweeted that militants had threatened villagers in Palani while grain fields were set on fire.
& # 39; The men are sleeping & # 39; "Not defending the village at night and the women are coming back to the village during the day," he said on May 21.
Syrian farmers have also blamed the Islamic State for fires in the city of Deir ez-Zur. Back in November, the group claimed that California forest fires were the punishment for bombing Muslims in Syria & # 39; and warned: & # 39; You will see more fires. & # 39;
But their arson confirmation extends further, as it was said in January 2017 in Rumiyah magazine that & # 39; fire-threatening attacks played an important role in modern and guerrilla warfare, as well as in & # 39; lone wolf & # 39; terrorism & # 39 ;.
The jihadist group (pictured, militants in 2014) has warned that fires in Iraq and Syria are just the beginning
It proposed targets including forest areas, dry bushes and flammable substances, because followers were encouraged to start a fire while the targets were asleep.
Al Qaeda also has a tradition of promoting arson in an effort to start forest fires. In 2012, the group spoke behind the September 11 attacks on New York about the damage caused by fires in Montana that destroyed 70 homes and 100 cars.
& # 39; Is it possible for us to have a similar destructive impact with a similar weapon? & # 39; the group asked its members. & # 39; The answer is: Yes, it is possible. Even in a shorter time and with much greater destructive impact. & # 39;
The comments appeared in a tutorial in the Inspire magazine, which also provided a detailed guide to home about a & # 39; cinder bomb & # 39; build.
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