Special Report: For Islamic State, wheat season sows seeds of discontent




 
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Special Report: For Islamic State, wheat season sows seeds of discontent
 
January 20th, 2015  
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Special Report: For Islamic State, wheat season sows seeds of discontent
By Maggie Fick ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - As the season*for*wheat*planting*in Iraq*wound down early last month, farmers*in areas under the control of*Sunni militant group*Islamic State grew worried. More than two dozen farmers told Reuters*they*had not planted the normal amount of seed,*because they could not access their land, did not have the proper fertilizers or adequate fuel, or because they had no guarantees that Islamic State would buy their crop as Baghdad normally does. The breakaway al Qaeda group, which declared an Islamic caliphate across parts of Syria and Iraq last summer,*has killed thousands and forced hundreds of thousands from their homes.




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