U.S. aircraft sets fire to wheat crops in NE Syria

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-17 21:26:45|Editor: huaxia

DAMASCUS, May 17 (Xinhua) -- A U.S. aircraft dropped thermal balloons over agricultural lands in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah on Sunday, setting fire to wheat crops, state news agency SANA reported.

The targeted area was in agricultural lands in the countryside of the Shaddadi city in the southern countryside of Hasakah, said SANA, adding that the fire gutted 200 dunums (0.2 square km) of wheat fields.

The report said the U.S. planes fly on a low altitude very close to the people's homes in the agricultural fields, causing panic and fear among civilians.

SANA said that during its illegal presence, the U.S. forces established bases in several areas in northeastern Syria, supplying them with weapons and logistic equipment through the illegal crossings with Iraq to reinforce their presence, and steal Syrian oil, resources, and major crops.