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The farmers of Manbej:  The sufferings have not ended after the retreat of Daesh from their areas


With the beginning of the season of agriculture and the plantation of agricultural lands in Syria, the farmers in Manbej and its countryside realize that they have been liberated from Daesh to end up facing its remnants.



One of the most significant issues the farmers in Manbej and its countryside are facing is the increase in prices of seeds and fuel.


Barley costs now 120 SYP ( equals to 22 US cent), wheat is sold for 130 SYP ( 24 US cent), while one barrel of fuel oil has reached 31000 SYP ( 58 USD), in addition to the sharp increase of fertilizers, which are of great importance for the agricultural lands.



The greatest difficulty encountering the farmers are the landmines and other remnants of the battle of Manbej and its countryside. It should be also noted that clashes between the SDF and Daesh are still raging in villages located in the southern and northwester countryside of Manbej.





According to an Aleppo24 correspondent, as the farmers begin the cultivation of their lands, they discover landmines, bombs, mortar shells or missiles, which are the remnants of Daesh. Fear is now dominating among most of the farmers in the region during the cultivation of their lands.



If the agricultural lands in Manbej were not cultivated or their corps were not good, the prices of forage would also increase, which would push civilians to buy it from other areas, increasing the expenses of livestock.

In short, the issue facing Manbej is like a chain of connected causes, if one of them is affected the others would be affected too. If there was no agricultural season in the region, all of the livestock and the economic situation of the families and the farmers will worsen.



Picture shows an unexploded bomb in one of the agricultural lands in the northern countryside of Manbej

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