Between March 21 and June 15, 2014, Kesab region fell in the jihadists’ hands coming from of Al-Nosra. Around 5 000 inhabitants, mostly Armenians, fled and sought refuge in Lattaquié, leaving property and homes. Terrorists looted their businesses and farms.
When they came back, nothing was left; their economy was at the lowest. Apart from losses in material goods instantly, damage is to be felt on the long term: agricultural plantations, which have been closed for almost three months, have lost their lustre.
The crops are reduced; the inhabitants of the village find themselves in a difficult position, even though the balance sheet is improving over the crops.