Kurdish Farmers Struggle to Save Wheat Fields

The Kurds have called for international help to put out the huge fire that broke through vital wheat fields in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border.

No side has claimed the responsibility of the massive fires till this moment with all blaming each other.

"Fires today engulfed hundreds of hectares of wheat in Tirbespi and the fires are still raging," the head of the Kurdish agriculture authority Salman Bardo said.

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People battle a blaze in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP

People battle a blaze in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP
People battle a blaze next to an oil well in an agricultural field in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border on June 10, 2019. Fires have erupted in various parts of Syria in recent weeks, with all sides blaming each other for starting them. Delil souleiman / AFP