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    New Enemy? WATCH Terrorists Setting Syria's Latakia on Fire (VIDEO)

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    It seems like the terrorists in Syria have found a new target to demolish. A massive fire has destroyed hundreds of kilometers of agricultural land and forests in Al-Qardaha in the Latakia countryside and it seems like the terrorists are behind this.

    A military source spoke to Sputnik Arabic saying that the forest near the border with Turkey and in the eastern province of Latakia where the main forces of terrorists are situated is not burning.

    The cities of Al-Qardaha and Gabla are faced with a looming threat. The fire was mainly raging in the south of Latakia but a cloud of black smoke has covered almost the entire territory of the province. Dozens of families have fled their homes.

    According to the source, there are no obvious or natural causes for the occurrence of such a fire in this area. Therefore, people believe that the fire was probably set by the terrorists.

    The firefighters have yet achieved the expected success in eradicating the fire and according to a firefighter who spoke with Sputnik Arabic there are several reasons for that.

    “Firstly, there are several fires burning at the same time, so inevitably we are late getting somewhere. The priority is saving civilian homes and putting fires out over there comes first. Secondly, there are complications with fueling the fire-fighting machines with water,” the firefighter said.

    Thirdly, there is a strong wind blowing from the East which makes it impossible to approach the fire site.

    Minister of the Internal Affairs of Syria, Muhammed ash-Shaar, visited the region and instructed the responsible parties to investigate the causes of the massive fire.

    Earlier it was reported that the fire destroyed agricultural land and olive trees in several villages in the area.


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    • avatar
      how can coalition and Russia/syria cannot get rid of these guys. ????
    • Mikhas
      Russia has two water-bombing Berievs helping out the zionazi squatters in occupied Palestine,
      I can understand the reason for them being there but they should go over to Syria, if it´s safe from US provided MANPADS that is.

      Also incredibly stupid by the primitive Turkass low-lives to literately bring fire upon themselves for jihad.
    • avatar
      The time has come to deal a great blow to the terrorists and supporters.
      Fark off EU, NATO, USA. If you can't help. Get out of the way.
      The slaughter shall begin.
    • avatar
      I do hope that this is not Europe's future.

      1000 frustrated men can incinerate the whole continent.
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      Grumbeerfeldin reply toMikhas(Show commentHide comment)
      Mikhas, sorry, but this is Nazi jargon.
      You should not use words like "low-lives".
      Go back to square one, which means: go back to kindergarten and tell your parents to re-educate you.
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      Is that taboo, haram under Islam
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