Media reports revealed that field mice have endangered the wheat season in the al-Ghab region and the western and northern Hama countryside — areas under regime control.
According to a report by the website Qassioun, field mice pose a serious threat to wheat fields when poisons are unavailable to control them, or too expensive.
Farmers in the regime-controlled governorate of al-Quneitra have lost one-third of their wheat, barley, and corn harvests because of field mice, according to a report by the Snack Syrian website.
Observers believe that the regime-controlled areas are suffering from an ongoing bread crisis due to the lack of wheat, therefore relying on whatever wheat can be imported from Russia.
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