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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The SDF-loyal Deir Ezzor Civil Council issues a decision to deduct money from salaries of its employees to compensate those affected by the fires which hit areas northeast Syria

Deir Ezzor Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory learned that Deir Ezzor Civil Council issued a decree to deduct 1000 Syrian pounds from each employee belongs to the Civil Council of the Syria Democratic Forces to compensate those who were affected by fires of the agricultural crop that hit areas northeast of Syria.

And the Syrian Observatory published on the 1st of July 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 3 citizens (a child, his mother and another woman), after being subjected to burnings while trying to extinguish the fires that ravaged their houses yesterday, Sunday, in Al-Saydiyan village in Ras Al-Ayn countryside west of Al-Hasakah, where the fires caused damage to a number of houses in Al-Saydiyan village, and the fires have devoured more than 1500 dunums of agricultural fields in the villages of Al-Howaysh, Al-Salhiyyeh, Al-Hawiyyah, Al-Saydiyan and Al-Aaliyah south of Ras Al-Ayn in the north-western countryside of Al-Hasakah, and in the same context, fires broke out today morning in the deserts of Al-Wasi’a Al-Gharniyah and Mweileh and the agricultural lands between the villages of Al-Rbiydah and Saad in Deir Ezzor countryside, where the rescue teams are still working on extinguishing the fires until now, and the SOHR published on the 18th of June 2019, that the fires devoured about 400000 dunums of citizens’ agricultural land at the east Euphrates area, killing 10 people and caused material losses of up to 180 billion SYP, where areas of control of the Syria Democratic Forces in eastern Euphrates area is witnessing the continuation of human tragedy, which is the continuous fires that continue to devour the agricultural land of citizens, starting from the countryside of al-Hasakah and al-Raqqah to Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) and its countryside and Manbij countryside in the countryside of Aleppo, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the continuous fires in the area since less than one month ago have devoured more than 39000 hectares -which is about 400000 dunums- according to farmers and officials of agricultural circles east of Euphrates, and economists told the Syrian Observatory that the fires caused heavy material losses that are estimated to be more than 179 billion Syrian Pounds, and the Observatory published yesterday that within the series of the largest and most massive fire chain in the northeastern area of Syria; the Syrian Observatory for Human Right monitored new fires that devoured large areas of agricultural land in the Darbasiyah, al-Jawadiyah, Amuda, and the villages of Alyan Moussa, Kora, and other areas within al-Hasaka countryside, also a huge fire broke out in some agricultural crops located near the Animal Wealth Center, which is set by the Syrian regime to receive the grain in Qameshly city, and this comes in the absence of ability among civil and military bodies to reduce the fires sweeping areas northeast Syria, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored continuous fires that devour the citizens’ agricultural lands within the east Euphrates area, where the fires devoured new agricultural lands extending from the east of Qamishli city until Ma’bada in al-Hasakah countryside, amid constant attempts to extinguish them by the people, SDF, and the self-administration, where the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that in the wake of the continuous fires that devour the citizens’ agricultural crops in the east of the Euphrates, the SOHR documented the death of 9 persons including 5 citizens, a woman, 2 members of Al-Sanadid Arab Forces and a member of the Internal Security Forces (Asayish), while trying to extinguish the fires that extended to areas in the countryside of Tal Kujar, Tal Alu and Karri Fati in the countryside of Al-Hasakah province, raising to 10, the number of SDF’s members, citizens and Asayish forces who were killed while trying to extinguish the continuous fires east of the Euphrates, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 13th of June 2019, that it documented the death of a member of the Syria Democratic Forces, while he was trying to extinguish the fires that devoured the east Euphrates area, and in the same context, the Syrian Observatory learned that the Self-Administration began to buy the wheat crops from the citizens who harvested their agricultural crops before the fires came to them their areas, where it buys wheat for 160 Syrian pounds and the barley for 100 Syrian pounds, after the Syrian regime failed to create strife and crisis in the area by offering to buy crops of wheat for 185 Syrian pounds but failed to do so, and the sources added to the Syrian Observatory that several gunmen loyal to the regime were arrested for setting fire east of Euphrates, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published this morning that the human tragedy continues in the east Euphrates area in the light of the continuous fires that devour citizens’ crops there, where the Syrian Observatory monitored the spread of fire to the villages of Raqqas, Shash, and Bir Arab in Tal Abyad countryside on the road to Ayn al-Arab (Kobani) city, where these fires need the potential of advanced countries to contribute in extinguishing them, also this area is considered the food stock of Syria of wheat and barley, economists confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the losses due to these fires exceed 90 billion Syrian pounds in the east of Euphrates area, after tens of thousands of dunums were burned in the few past days, and the Syrian Observatory published yesterday that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented new fires erupted in the countryside of al-Hasaka province, where fires devoured large number of farmland within areas of Kortek , Metin, Darb Hassan, Qartal, Koshkar, Bir Habash, and the area between the cities of Kobani and Tal Abyad, and the villages of Jaddou’, Khirbet Asaad, Bwayr, Khrab Askar, al-Swidiyyeh, and Khirbet Belka in the countryside of al-Hasaka province, amid continuous attempts to extinguish them, where these fires come in the series of the largest and most growing fires ever in the area, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 11th of June 2019 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that new fires broke out in the countryside of al-Hasaka province, where large number of agricultural lands were devoured in Amuda, Tal Hamis, Tal Brak, and farmlands near the old road of al-Hasakah, amid continuous attempts to extinguish them in the largest fire series ever seen in the area, where the Syrian Observatory published this morning that the fires that have devoured large areas of agricultural land in al-Hasaka countryside have been controlled, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the self-administration, the Kurdish Red Crescent, and the Syria Democratic Forces, with great participation of all the components of the citizens in al-Qahtaniyyeh area and its countryside in the Hasakah countryside after hours of continuous work, where the fire has devoured the agricultural land over large areas estimated to be more than 40000 dunums or about 70 percent of the total agricultural land in al-Qahtaniyyeh and its countryside, which is the biggest fire the area has ever seen, where the people who tried to extinguish it faced a great difficulty, because of its rapid expansion due to the wind, and in the same context, the Syrian Observatory learned that the fire devoured more than 800 dunums on Tuesday morning in Sanjaq Sadoun village in Amuda area in the countryside of Hasaka.

The Syrian Observatory published yesterday that 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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