First Snow in Decades Plagues the Middle East

Not only has it been snowing in the Sahara, for the first time since 1979, brutal cold weather has spread over many parts of the Middle East;

Parts of Deir ez Zour province in the north of Syria have not seen snow in more than a quarter of a century, and across the border in Iraq displaced Yazidis are dealing with more than 50cm of snow

Heavy snowfall and freezing conditions in the northern Syrian province of Deir Ez Zor have added to the difficulties of locals in the area displaced by fighting.

The arid province, which is mostly desert, gets barely any rain and some areas had not seen snowfall in more than a quarter of a century until freezing conditions hit over the weekend.


The snow has also complicated relief efforts across the border in northern Iraq, where thousands of displaced Yazidis near Singar are dealing with unprecedented snow while living in refugee tents.

“Nearly 50 centimetres of snow has fallen on Mount Singar, endangering the lives of the refugees there,” said Mahma Khalil, the town’s mayor.

More here

Argiris Diamantis writes in the comments;

Morocco, December 18, 2016. Snowfall exceptional Ifrane .. not color louder than the white..

Then filming this video on Friday, 16- Dec, 2016, and you see the side of the suffering of the drivers with the road leading to the No. 8 Ifrane from Fez. This is the entrance to the city of Ifrane, and as you can see unilateral way do not meet the huge number of cars and trucks and expatriate city and suffers with bus drivers for many problems when snowfall in the region. Deuteronomy road linking Fez and Ifrane has become very urgent need for the promotion of tourism and life, Switzerland, Morocco.

Syria: Snowfall on the northern Homs Published on Dec 18, 2016

Bodir, Morocco, Dec 18, 2016

Morocco, Published on Dec 18, 2016

Snowfall in the door Bodir Taza ❄

Snow closes the road between Azilal Demnate and for two days and people trapped.

Morocco, Published on Dec 17, 2016 Breathtaking views between the cities of Imouzzer Ifrane and snow-covered

Syria, snow in Al Rastan, Dec 18, 2016

Reader’s comment: Snowfall in Morocco is not published by the Dutch MSM, also the snowfall in the USA is not on the Dutch television news. Big green doesn’t want us to know this. Every burning tree in Australia makes headline news, though

It doesn’t really need saying that cold is deadly.

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