A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) holds an ISIS flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul June 23, 2014. (REUTERS)
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A top Iraqi government grains official said Wednesday that Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants are taking wheat from state silos in northern and western Iraq, in order to mill it there and in neighboring Syria.Hassan Ibrahim, Director General of the Grain Board of Iraq, the Trade Ministry body responsible for procuring Iraq's wheat internationally and from local farmers, told Reuters the militants had seized wheat in recent weeks from government silos in the provinces of Ninevah and Anbar.
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