Today, Friday, Daesh claimed the responsiblity for burning the agricultural crops in the governorates of Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and Hasakah.
The organization accused the people of being apostates, and that the fires were set to punish them for their apostasy, and also to prevent the SDF from taking the benefit from the agricultural crops.
It is indicated that the fires consumed farmers’ crops in Deir Ezzor countryside and Raqqa, as a result of which, many farmers lost their livelihoods.
The crops were set on fire as a collective punishment for the farmers and people in the eastern region, amid the absence of fire brigades and civil defense teams, where people were forced to deal with fires themselves.
It is indicated that Daesh had lost its positions in Deir Ezzor countryside after fierce battles with the SDF, which ended with a military defeat of the organization.