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Careless logging deforests northwest Syria

The forests of Aleppo are shrinking due to logging by armed militants and others.
AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images

Videos and photos circulating on social media show intensive logging in the forests of Maydanki and Sharan in Afrin in the northern countryside of Aleppo and Ariha in Idlib as activists accuse members of the opposition-affiliated Sultan Murad Division of cutting down the trees in northwest Syria.

Photos comparing the forests three years ago and today reveal devastating losses of trees.

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