ISIS destroyed ‘70 percent’ of farms in Iraq’s Kirkuk

An Iraqi worker climbs down a date palm tree after picking its fruits on one of the private farms in Baghdad. (File photo: AP)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has destroyed “70 percent of agriculture infrastructure” including silos southwest of Kirkuk province in Iraq, an farming representative told the independent al-Sumaria News on Saturday.

Ihsan al-Jubouri, head of the Kirkuk farmers committee also said “most of the agriculture equipment and machines were stolen and transferred to Syria.”

He described the pillaging as costing billions in dinars.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46