Assad forces burning crops east of Daraa

Assad forces burning crops east of Daraa
A picture taken on June 14, 2016 shows a wheatfield in front of smoke billowing from a farm following a reported airstrike in Sheifuniya, near the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus.
/ AFP PHOTO / Abd Doumany

Daraa ( Syrian government forces are burning agricultural crops, for the third day on row, in the vicinity of Kharba Ghazala City, east of Daraa, following the clashes between them and the Syrian rebels in the last few days, Syria News reported.

Syrian activist Mohamed al-Hariri said that government forces attacked the north of al-Ghareya City with rockets on Wednesday, resulting in the burning of more than 750 acres of wheat, while pointed out that the total burned areas exceeded 5 thousand acres.

Meanwhile, government forces and National Defense militia continued their escalations in the eastern countryside of As-Suwayda, and attacked the cities of Ashhab, Rajm al-Bakar and Tlul Salman.

According to an army statement, Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer (Army of Free Tribes) attacked KhalKhala Military Airport, north of As-Suwayda, with heavy artillery, in respense to the government forces attacks on some villages.

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