Fires brought under control in Syria, Lebanon | AFP

Drone footage of people quenching forest fires as smoke billows amid a heatwave in the Metn district of Mount Lebanon. Dozens of fires that ravaged parts of Syria and Lebanon in recent days were brought under control on Sunday, authorities in the two countries said.

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Lebanese mountains blanketed in snow

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Qadisha valley and Mount Lebanon are covered by snow after storms hit Lebanon and neighbouring Syria. In recent days the area has been hit by a prolonged patch of severe weather.