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WorldSatellite images show fields in northwest Syria on fire

20:40  28 may  2019
20:40  28 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 shows significant damage to fields and orchards south of Kfar Nabudah The images , provided to The Associated Press by the Colorado-based Maxar Satellites on Tuesday, show fires in olive groves and orchards

This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 shows significant damage to fields and orchards south of Kfar Nabudah, Syria , on May 26 as a result of a government offensive against the last rebel The fires were apparently sparked by intense bombing in the area.

Satellite images show fields in northwest Syria on fire
Satellite images show fields in northwest Syria on fire
Satellite images show fields in northwest Syria on fire
Satellite images show fields in northwest Syria on fire

BEIRUT (Reuters) - New satellite images show fields, orchards and olive groves burning in northwest Syria, where the army has waged an assault against rebels in their last major stronghold.

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Satellite images purportedly showing structure in Syria said to be a missile factory GoogleEarth, DigitalGlobe. The Channel 2 television news report showed images it said were taken by an Israeli satellite showing a site in northwest Syria near the Mediterranean coastal town of Baniyas, saying

Satellite images show the location of the alleged chemical weapons attack in Khan Shaykhun, Syria . The U.S. fired missiles at a Syrian air base Thursday in response to what is believed to be a chemical attack on Syrian civilians earlier this week.

Government air strikes, backed by Russia, have focused on the south of Idlib province and nearby parts of Hama, uprooting nearly 250,000 people. The bombing has killed 229 civilians and injured 727 others, according to the UOSSM medical charity.

In the photos by satellite imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc, plumes of dark smoke rise from the countryside around al-Habeet village in Idlib and the small town of Kafr Nabouda in Hama.

The before and after images, collected at the start and end of last week, show patches of scorched earth, fields blackened by fire, and clusters of destroyed buildings. Some of the fires appear to be still burning.

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Explore Syrian Civil War news on live map in English. Civil war and International intervention in Syria . Syria : multiple incendiary strikes (artillery) by government tonight on areas close to town of Khan Sheikhoun, sparking large fires in SE.

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The civil defense in the northwest, a rescue service in opposition territory, said on Monday that government warplanes had been pounding crop fields in Idlib, setting them on fire.

Syrian state news agency SANA said on Tuesday that militants had shelled villages in the northern Hama countryside, damaging houses and burning wheat fields.

While al-Habeet is in the hands of insurgents, government forces recaptured Kafr Nabouda on Sunday, the third time it changed hands in the latest fighting. State media said the army seized it from Tahrir al-Sham, formerly the Nusra Front until it broke away from al Qaeda.

The army onslaught in the northwest over the past month marks the most intense escalation between President Bashar al-Assad and his insurgent enemies since last summer.

(Additional reporting by Ellen Francis in Beirut and Khalil Ashawi in Syria; Editing by Frances Kerry)

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