Of the "Islamic state" earns about $ 200 million a year from the export of wheat

Babinaoz / Agencies: Wheat is a financial resource and a means to control the population, and has become a pivotal hand put him in the "Islamic state" to install his influence strategy, having settled in the core areas of production in Syria and Iraq. Analytical article the following reveal to us the most important aspects of this weapon, "Green", which took place in the hands of the extremists. In the "Islamic state" sweeping northern Iraq attack in June 2014, whose fighters seized the stocks of wheat in the provinces of Nineveh and Salahuddin, which together produce more than a third wheat production and 40 percent of barley production in the country. and include the control of the extremist organization area silos (stores) grain in the region, any northern Iraq and northeastern Syria, according to a researcher at the Institute of International and Strategic Relations "French" and author of "geopolitical wheat" Sebastian Apis.
production wheat and cotton too!regulation and seized more than one million tonnes of wheat, the "five annual consumption in Iraq," according to "Jean-Charles Preezar" an expert on the financing of terrorism. In Syria jihadists enjoyed 30 percent of the wheat production in the regions of Raqqa and Deir al-Zour, according to the subjects of the two expert. They also control 75 percent of the cotton production that Syria was one of the top exporters mosaic before the outbreak of war. As the case in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, forms the basis of nutrition of bread in Iraq and Syria, which Isturdan wheat in addition to local their production. did not miss the jihadists opportunity. On the one hand, "taken a lot of wheat Iraq to Syria to make flour and sell it," On the other hand, they make selling it to outside control area as they did with oil, particularly "across the Turkish border," according to Preezar. He expert to the security of their profits equivalent to about 200 million dollars a year, although the quantities remain small compared to global exchanges of this kind of most grain cultivation around the world. appease the population .. It also allows wheat gain satisfaction of the population, where the extremist organization took the initiative to distribute free bread or very low prices in areas dominated by them. But after the war began to pose "a major threat to food security in the region," according to Apis, who added that "production began to decline although could not determine the numbers", whether in Syria or Iraq. He said researcher that wars destroy crops and just needed to work in the fields of labor . He pointed out that, in turn Preezar strikes US-led international coalition impede storage and transport operations, though it avoids -an Qsd- wheat fields. effective weapon .. but for how long?and, more recently, the United Nations announced that about 10 million Syrians are suffering from food insecurity, ie Almost half of the population. He said at the time an official at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that "the agricultural sector (Syrian) was destroyed by the conflict. It is therefore essential that donors provide emergency assistance to farmers of the work could in the next grain planting, which begins in October season / October. " and therefore may turn the agrarian question "on the jihadists in the medium term. What will they do to double crop deterioration? what wondered researcher Apis. While enjoying the jihadist organization is "independently" on wheat stock level, "it will not be sufficient control over natural resources to ensure its continuity "What to expect an expert on terrorist financing Preezar.