SNA sets arson to agriculture lands in Syria’s Hasakah

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – Firefighting teams and residents extinguished on Wednesday arson set by the Turkish-backed armed opposition factions, aka the Syrian National Army (SNA), in agriculture lands in Hasakah Governorate in Northeast Syria.

The SNA factions set arson in the lands in the town of Tel Tamr, north of Hasakah, near the areas under the Turkish occupation in the countryside of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain).

A member of the emergency and firefighting teams in Tel Tamr told North Press that the SNA factions set arson to agriculture lands in the village of Aniq al-Hawa, north of Tel Tamr, as the arson extended along the contact lines of the areas of the Autonomous Administration of North East Syria (AANES).

He said they managed to control the arson in a number of villages along the contact lines and prevented it from spreading in the cultivated lands in the south.

The member added that the arson was massive and intense, and the firefighting teams barely managed to control it, preventing it from reaching populated villages and agriculture lands.

Turkey and its SNA factions have been attacking sites in northern and northeastern Syria, including vital infrastructure such as power, gas and water stations, agriculture lands, and educational facilities, with air and ground strikes.

Since it is wheat harvest in Northeast Syria, the SNA factions deliberately set arson to the lands cultivated with wheat for subversive purposes.

Areas in the north of Tel Tamr have been under the Turkish occupation and the SNA control since 2019 following a military operation dubbed “Peace Spring” that was resulted in the occupation of the two cities of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) and Tel Abyad in addition to their countryside.

By Samer Yassin