DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:30 A.M.) – Militants in ISIS’ so-called Khorasan Province, a mountainous land mass between Afghanistan and Pakistan, have begun taking active measures to combat the border region’s opium crisis.

Fresh photos released by Amaq Agency, the primary Islamic State outlet, shows ISIS enforcers setting alight drugs in the Deh Bala District of Nangarhar in eastern Afghanistan. The narcotics were seized from local farmers amid a sharia crackdown:

The rival Taliban has long been accused of profiteering from a multibillion dollar heroin business; in contrast, ISIS is trying to establish itself as representing more pure Islamic values amid a wider bid to win over hearts and minds in Afghanistan.

Due to a series of territorial losses in Syria and Iraq, ISIS’ branch in Afghanistan is on the verge of becoming more powerful than the Islamic State mainland.

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Obviously, the Americans and the Daesh (ISIS) share the same intolerant view of others’ habits, just like Sharia.
A plague on both their houses.

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This is economical war. They want to starve the peasants.
At the distance they are from the fire, moreover, they
must be fucking stoned…