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Forest fires rage in Lebanon, Syria and Turkey

At least four people were killed in the fires.
Volunteers help to extinguish a forest fire in the Qubayyat area of northern Lebanon's remote Akkar region on July 29, 2021.

Forest fires continued to wreak havoc in Lebanon, Syria and Turkey on Thursday. 

The wildfires in Lebanon took place in the north of the country, specifically in and around the town of Qoubaiyat in Akkar governorate near the Syrian border. The fires were still not under control as of 5 p.m. Thursday as firefighters worked to extinguish them, the official National News Agency reported. 

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