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A picture taken near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee, shows fire burning on the Lebanese side of the border with Israel on October 9, 2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said / AFP / JALAA MAREY
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Smoke rises from a fire near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee at the border with Lebanon on October 9,2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said. / AFP / JALAA MAREY
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A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on October 10, 2020 shows a fire devouring a forest in the mountainous region of Bludan near the capital Damascus amid an unseasonly heatwave the previous day. - == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == / AFP / SANA / - / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==
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Wildfires burn a forest in Chbaniyeh village, Lebanon October 9, 2020. Picture taken October 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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In this frame grab from video, an army helicopter drops water on a fire at the scene of forest fire in Ras el-Harf village, in the Baabda district, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Wildfires around the Middle East triggered by a heatwave hitting the region have killed two people, forced thousands of people to leave their homes and detonated landmines along the Lebanon-Israel border, state media and officials said Saturday. (AP Photo)
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A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on October 10, 2020 shows a fire devouring a forest in Syria's Latakia province the previous day. - == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == / AFP / SANA / - / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==
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A girl watch smoke rising from a fire near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee on October 9,2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said / AFP / JALAA MAREY
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Israeli firefighters work to extinguish a fire near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee at the border with Lebanon on October 9,2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said / AFP / JALAA MAREY
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A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on October 10, 2020 shows smoke above a forest that caught fire in a mountainous region in Syria's Latakia province which overlooks the Mediterranean sea the previous day. - == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == / AFP / SANA / - / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==
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A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on October 10, 2020 shows smoke above a forest that caught fire in a mountainous region in Syria's Latakia province which overlooks the Mediterranean sea the previous day. - == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == / AFP / SANA / - / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ==
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In this frame grab from video, flames rise at the scene of forest fire in Ras el-Harf village, in the Baabda district, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Wildfires around the Middle East triggered by a heatwave hitting the region have killed two people, forced thousands of people to leave their homes and detonated landmines along the Lebanon-Israel border, state media and officials said Saturday. (AP Photo)
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A picture taken near the northern Israeli kibbutz of Misgav Am in the Upper Galilee, shows fire burning on the Lebanese side of the border with Israel on October 9, 2020. Several fires spread across northern and central Israel and the occupied West Bank as temperatures soared, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, authorities said. / AFP / JALAA MAREY
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In this frame grab from video, flames rise at the scene of forest fire in Ras el-Harf village, in the Baabda district, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. Wildfires around the Middle East triggered by a heatwave hitting the region have killed two people, forced thousands of people to leave their homes and detonated landmines along the Lebanon-Israel border, state media and officials said Saturday. (AP Photo)
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Updated 10 October 2020

Mideast wildfires kill 2, force thousands to flee homes

Mideast wildfires kill 2, force thousands to flee homes

Wildfires around the Middle East triggered by a heatwave hitting the region have killed two people, forced thousands of people to leave their homes and detonated landmines along the Lebanon-Israel border, state media and officials said Saturday.
The areas hit by the heatwave are Syria, Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories.