Syria fires ravage livelihoods ahead of harvest
Syria fires ravage livelihoods ahead of harvest

Suhail Deeb was eager to harvest his olives before sweepingforest firesthat ravaged parts ofSyriaat the weekend left him with nothing but charred trunks and branches.”I used to have 100 trees, but now nothing is left,” said the 61-year-old farmer at his blackened olive grove in the western province of Tartus.”Everything has turned to ashes,” he said, sadly snapping a soot-covered, dead branch off a tree.Blazes broke out Friday in the provinces of Homs, Tartus and Latakia, destroying over 9,000 hectares of agricultural and forested land, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humani…

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