Rural Al-Hasakah | Farmers harvest their crops before they are ripe, for fear of fire spreading to crops
SOHR eyewitnesses have reported that the fires in the town of Tal Tamer spread to the town of Um al-Kef, today, after several fires broke out in agricultural crops in the villages of Al-Qasimiyah, Al-Rashidia, Al-Rihania and Al-Daoudia in Tal Tamer countryside. Local sources have said that farmers in north-eastern Syria harvest their crop before it’s ripe, for fear of fire spreading to their crops.
Over the past few days, Ankara-backed factions have been setting fire on fields and agricultural crops owned by civilians near their areas of control in eastern and north-eastern Syria, targeting them with shells and machine guns.
Meanwhile, people face severe difficulties in extinguishing these arsons, due to their proximity to the areas held by Turks and proxy factions, in the rural areas of Aleppo, Al-Hasakeh and Al-Raqqa, as well as the damage suffered by the owners of agricultural land and crops as a result of these arsons.
The Syrian Observatory had monitored dozens of fires in the rural areas of Aleppo, Al-Raqqa and Al-Hasaka provinces, which are under the control of SDF and the areas controlled by Turkish-backed factions.