Turkish-backed rebel groups set ablaze food crops in Syria

With the world dealing with the COVID-19 crisis that has caused economies to dwindle, augmentation in violence adds to the miseries of the common people.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Turkish-backed rebel groups set fire to a large area of wheat and barley crops, in Syria’s north-eastern province of Hasakah on June 2.

The rebels have destroyed about 11,000 dunams (about 2,717 acres) of wheat and barley crops, in the countryside of Hasakah, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It added that the fire also hit some civilian homes in the areas and said that the fire trucks and civilians who were trying to put out the fire were also targeted by the rebels.

In order to ensure food security, the Syrian government recently doubled the purchase price of the grain, to encourage farmers, including those living in the areas outside the government control, to sell their harvest to the government.

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