In northwestern Syria, devastating conflict leaves a toxic environmental legacy


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(Enab Baladi)

Thirty-five-year-old Mosab al-Yassin is one of the landowners affected by the shelling on the al-Ghab Plain area, with nearly 30 dunums damaged, including lands planted with fruit trees.

Al-Yassin usually plants tomato, wheat, and apple crops to make a living for his family of ten members.  

However, the continued bombardment of areas in northwestern Syria, including the al-Ghab Plain, subjects the residents of these areas to life-threatening risks, accidents, and constant pressure. It also threatens security, as locals live amid a full-fledged armed conflict that continues to affect living conditions, destroys the environment, and impacts the climate.

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Published: Thursday, December 9, 2021

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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