Turkish army attacks cause fire on olive grove in Manbij
It is not the first time that agricultural areas in the region have been destroyed by the occupying forces.
Due to a wildfire near Manbij in northern Syria, which was ignited by targeted artillery fire by the Turkish army and jihadist allies, an approximately ten-hectare olive grove was destroyed in the village of Qert Wêran.
The fire destroyed the livelihood of many people from the region.
The village of Qert Wêran is located north west of Manbij. At the beginning of the week, six civilians were killed by Turkish artillery shells there and in the neighbouring town of Wîlanlî, and the same number were injured. Children were among the casualties.
The recent artillery attacks on Qert Wêran were apparently intended to provoke reactions from the local component of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). It is not the first time that agricultural areas in the region have been destroyed by the occupying forces.