Two dead as forest fires burn in Syria, Lebanon

Forest fires inSyriaand neighbouringLebanonhave killed two people and burned swathes of land since Thursday, state media and officials said.Syrian state television on Saturday morning broadcast scenes from the affected areas, where firefighters were working to extinguish the blazes.It said hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria’s coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province.The health ministry said two people died in Latakia province on Friday as a result of the fires, and that 70 people in the area were taken to hospital suffering breathing diffi…

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