Islamic State Squeezes Iraq’s Food Supply

July 13, 2015 12:12 AM

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Islamic State Squeezes Iraq’s Food Supply

Militants control area that produces about a third of country’s wheat

AL HAFRIYA, Iraq— Mahmoud al-Sayed’s wheat farm just south of Baghdad is hundreds of miles from the nearest front line with Islamic State, but has become a crucial part of the war effort.

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