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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Fires devour agricultural land along 40 km east of al-Qamishli city amid calls by the International Coalition to intervene in extinguish them

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that fires devour a very large area of agricultural land east of Qamishli city in the countryside of al-Hasaka province, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: fires broke out within an agricultural land reached about 40 km long, where the fires reached the villages of Babsi, Khshina, Tawakkol, Ala Qaws, and Alyan in al-Qameshly countryside, where the people are facing great difficulties in extinguish the flames, and sources of the Syrian Observatory reported that the Syria Democratic Forces asked the International Coalition to intervene to extinguish the fires, and the sources added that the area includes hundreds of oil wells, amid a tragedy in the area due to the burn of the agricultural lands of the citizens, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 8th of June 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Turkish border guards set fire to the Turkish – Syrian border at the opposite side of the Syrian Jazeera, and in the details monitored by the Syrian Observatory by video: setting the fire which was carried out by the Turkish border guards led to the spread of fire to the Syrian especially to the agricultural lands of al-Darbasiyah, which burned many agricultural crops of the citizens there, where firefighting teams arrived to the area but they find it extremely difficult to extinguish the fires; as a result of the targeting by the Turkish border guards for any person trying to approaching the Syrian – Turkish border, and the Syrian Observatory also learned that more than 600 dunums of agricultural land near al-Aziziyah village of Ras al-Ayn were eaten by heavy fires of the Turkish border guards on Friday, and in the same context, the Syrian Observatory monitored fires broke out in Bulbul area in Afrin countryside, Wadi Haj Hasanli, and Wadi Ma’sara between Tatara and Haj Hassan of Jandairis Township of Afrin countryside.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 24th of May 2019 that under the large activity of cells of the “Islamic State” Organization within the Syria Democratic Forces’ controlled areas east Euphrates area, the activity which consists of assassinations, shooting, targeting, IED and mine explosions, as well as suicide bombings and explosive belts, the organization is expanding its activity to another side away from the killings, where it targets the livelihood and property of citizens, by setting fires in farmland owned by civilians or linked to Syria Democratic Forces, where the Syrian Observatory monitored several operations of this context during the last few days, where cells of the “Islamic State” Organization burned hundreds of hectares of wheat in several agricultural lands in Markadah town and Majid village at al-Hasakah province, in addition to setting fire to more than 30000 hectares of agricultural land starting from al-Raqqah countryside until the northeastern countryside of Aleppo at the east Euphrates area, where the Syrian Observatory published a few days ago that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored huge fires within the area between the countryside of al-Raqqah and the northeastern countryside of Aleppo in the east Euphrates area, where about 30000 hectares of land in that area were burned, also the fires took long hours to be extinguished despite the arrival of team of the Raqqah Fire department, However, most of them do not know how to extinguish fires delayed extinguishing the fires, according to a video the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained.

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