ALGIERS-697 hectares have been ravaged by fires nationwide between 17 and 23 August, the Directorate General of Forests (DGF) announced in a communiqué.

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ALGIERS- Up to 32000 hectares of forest have been destroyed the eastern and central provinces of the country between June 1st and August 20th, indicated Tuesday in Algiers officials of the sector.

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ALGIERS- During the period ranging from 3 to 9 August,  383 forest fires have been recorded, destroying a total area of 17,400 ha, said Thursday the General Directorate of Forests (DGF), in a communiqué.

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JIJEL- The minister of agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdelkader Bouazeghi called Sunday, from Jijel, “for the investment in forests to fight the fires that threaten national heritage.”

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ALGIERS- Azzedine Sekrane, Head of Forest Directorate said Sunday in Algiers that 1,604 fires were listed since June and they destroyed 14,310 hectares of forest lands.

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ALGIERS- The Ministry of Communication set up on Saturday a hotline all the local radios, on the forest fires, said a communiqué of the ministry.

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EL TARF- Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui affirmed Thursday, in El Tarf, that there will be no indemnity concerning the losses caused by the recent forest fires before carrying out investigations, so that “the compensations are paid to the real victims.”

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