The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Following Turkish bombardment | Fire brigades fail to extinguish fires in large swaths of farmlands in Aleppo and Al-Raqqah countryside

Fires have broken out in large swaths of agricultural land and farmlands planted with olive in areas controlled by “Manbij Military Council” due to the heavy artillery fire by Turkish forces in the past hours, which targeted positions in the villages of Jablah Al-Hamraa, Jeb Makhzoum and Mail Wayran in Manbij countryside in eastern Aleppo.

 

According to SOHR sources, the fires affected farmlands whose area estimated to be 150 acres and devoured 1,500 olive trees.

 

Fire brigades headed to the site of the fire, but they have failed to extinguish the fires so far.

 

It is worth noting that Turkish forces and their proxy factions stationed in “Euphrates Shield” and “Peace Spring” areas have intentionally committed arsons in farmlands in SDF-controlled areas in the recent time, after having attacked infrastructure previously, with the aim of punishing the region’s residents and creating new crises.

 

Similarly, the Turkish bombardment also led to the burning of large swaths of farmlands in Sharkirak district in Ain Issa countryside in northern Al-Raqqah.

 

Yesterday, a 55-year-old woman was killed in the Turkish artillery shelling on Um Al-Satih village in the western countryside of Minbij, while her husband was severely injured and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

 

furthermore, members of another family were injured: a woman in her fourth decade, and three of her children aged between 10 to 17, as a result of the indiscriminate Turkish shelling on Awsajli Saghir village in Minbij countryside, east of Aleppo. They were taken to the hospital for treatment.