Occupation forces set fire to crops in Zirgan

The Turkish occupying forces and allied mercenaries in northern Syria have once again started to burn down crop fields with targeted artillery fire, employing a method for the systematic destruction of the local population's livelihoods.

The Turkish army and its jihadist mercenary troops have once again resorted to setting fire to grain fields in the autonomous region of North and East Syria through targeted shelling, thereby destroying the harvest. The Turkish state has been using this method systematically since the occupation of Afrin in March 2018 and the occupation of Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) and Girê Spî (Tal Abyad) in October 2019 in order to starve and drive out the population.

200 hectares of agricultural land and 3 thousand olive trees have burnt down in the Manbij region alone as a result of the latest attacks against the region.

The occupying Turkish forces and affiliated gangs positioned on the borderline west of the city of Zirgan set fire to the crops that have not yet been harvested.

Self-Defence Forces, people, fire brigades in the city and surrounding villages mobilised to prevent the fire from spreading to other areas.

Emergency teams are having difficulty intervening in the fire due to the ongoing aggression of the invasion forces.