More agricultural land set on fire in Til Temir

Occupation forces continue destroying the agricultural lands in northern Syria.

Turkey’s jihadist proxies involved in the occupation of North-East Syria have set fire to agricultural land in Qasimiyah village of Til Temir (Tal Tamr).

The fire started at 10 pm Saturday evening and quickly spread to a larger area due to the wind.  

Since the beginning of May, Rojava has been suffocating again in field fires started by Turkish occupation forces and their jihadist allies. The targeted arson is part of the war against northern and eastern Syria and serves Turkey as a method of systematic expulsion policy and ethnic cleansing. Already during the occupation of Afrin two years ago, the foundation was laid for systematically destroying the economic foundations of the local people.

However, since last summer, when field fires in agricultural production areas caused a loss of almost triple-digit millions of dollars in harvests, this method of war has now reached a new dimension. Compared to last year, many fields were set on fire much earlier in 2020. At the same time, many regions in the self-governing areas are suffering from water shortages, as the waterworks in Elok (Allouk), east of Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain), occupied by Turkey and its proxies, has been shut down for the seventh time since the beginning of the year. In many places, people cannot prepare for the fires at all.