ISIS Claims Escalating Use of Wildfire Arson as Terror Tactic


Long promoting the use of arson - both of occupied structures and of tinder-dry wildlands - as a cheap terror tactic that requires little skill but can inflict immense fear and harm, ISIS claims the terror group is behind a series of wildfires in Iraq and Syria.

A tutorial in a 2012 issue of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's Inspire magazine highlighted the damage caused by various wildfires and instructed jihadists on picking optimum weather conditions for arson and where to set a blaze to inflict maximum devastation.

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