Occupation forces set fire to fields in Afrin

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 villages of Turkish-occupied Afrin city.

According to Hawar News Agency (ANHA), the occupation forces set fire to cultivated fields in the villages of Suxaneke and Aqibe in the Sherawa district last night.

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.