US backed militia burning wheat crops in Syria


Since some time US backed Kurdish militia have been burning wheat crops in Syria on a massive scale. Before it started the think tank Center for a New Amercian Security made the following statements:

Wheat is a weapon of great power in this next phase of the Syrian conflict”

”Wheat can be used to apply pressure on the Assad regime, and through the regime on Russia, to force concessions in the UN-led diplomatic process.”

It’s not uncommen that food is used as a weapon. In a land affected by war and sanctions for many years it can be a hard blow to the population, as well as the farmers loosing all their crops.