Last month’s cease-fire in Idlib, northwestern Syria, is proving to be a blessing for the country, as many civilians who returned to their homes are working and trying to earn a living.

Farming and fishery activities have started to flourish again in the wake of the cease-fire, reached by Turkey and Russia, locals told Anadolu Agency.

Farmers are raising sheep, goats, and fish in the Hama province, an area with extensive grasslands due south of Idlib and one of Syria’s most important centers for farm-raised fish.

People have also arranged boat rides in ponds.

Idlib is currently home to

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