New fires continue to emerge in North and East Syria, Turkish-backed factions prevent firefighting efforts in Hasakah

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — New fires continue to occur on agricultural lands in various areas in North and East Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported new fires in the villages of al-Qasimia and Rehaniyeh, northwest of Tal Tamr in the Kabur Valley, reaching the agricultural lands adjacent to Mahatat al-Abqar on the Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn) road, and the village of Tal Manakh on the Abo Rasayn road.

Fires also broke out in fields with agricultural crops in Tal Halaf, Abo Jalud and Mabrouka in the al-Hasakah countryside. According to SOHR sources, approximately 10.000 acres had been burnt to ashes in the western countryside of the city of al-Hasakah. Also in the al-Hasakah countryside, fire broke out in the villages of Umm Ashba and Asadiya. The villages are located on the contact lines between the Syrian Democratic forces and the Turkish-backed factions. Here, Turkish-backed factions prevented the firefighters from extinguishing the fire.

Furthermore, on the Darbasiyah—Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn) road, fire expanded to reach the Abo Rasayn where firefighters were able to control the fire in the area. In Salam Alik village in the al-Darbasiyah countryside, firefighting teams managed to also put down the fire.