NINEVEH PLAINS: 200 acres of agricultural land devoured in Bartella
NINEVEH PLAINS, Iraq — In the Syriac town of Bartella, Nineveh Plain, fires devoured 200 acres of wheat land. The municipal office for agriculture in Bartella announced that this year alone there were 87 fires in the village’s agricultural lands. Because of the large number of fires, suspicions rise as to the deliberate burning of crop lands. The fires have burned land of Kurds, Syriacs and Shabaks of Bartella.
Executive Council and Antiquities Supreme Council of North and East Syria meet to discuss challenges in protecting cultural heritage sites
BETH ZALIN, Syria — In comments to SyriacPress, Deputy Co-Chair of the Executive Council …