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Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

Wheat growers in northeast Syria battle a blaze in an agricultural field near oil installations in the town of al-Qahtaniyah, in the Hasakeh province near the Syrian-Turkish border as fires have ravaged through vital wheat fields in the latest of such blazes nationwide.

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