المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Arsons in Al-Hasakah | Blazes extend to new areas devouring hundreds of dunams of wheat and barley harvest

Syrian Observatory activists have monitored the outbreak of new blazes in wheat and barley fields in Al-Hasakah countryside. Nearly 200 dunams have been burnt down in Al-Azamiyah village in Al-Darbasiyah countryside, after being set on fire by unknown person riding a motorcycle.

 

Meanwhile, several blaze have broken out in Al-Mahmoudiyyah and Al-Rashidiyyah villages in Tal Tamr countryside, while the blame is pointed at members of Turkish-backed factions stationed there.

 

In early June, SOHR sources reported that Turkish-backed factions continued committing arsons in Al-Hasakeh countryside, as they have targeted wheat crops with light and medium weapons, triggering fires in the villages of Um al-Khair, Lilan Amirt, Madba’a and Al-Amiriya, in the south-western countryside of Tal Tamer, north of Hasakeh.

 

Meanwhile, the fire has extended to civilian houses and spread significantly due to the strong winds in the area, while Turkish-backed factions were targeting fire lorries and civilians that were trying to extinguish fires in villages along frontlines with Turkish controlled areas.

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