ISIS Cuts Off Water For Aleppo
nsnbc : The self-proclaimed Islamic State cut off water for Aleppo from its main source, the treatment centers on the Euphrates river. The capital Damascus has been in a similar situation over the last weeks.
Fakher al-Hamdo, the Director of Aleppo Water Company said that at 6am on Friday, Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorists cut off water supplies to Aleppo city from the main source which is the Euphrates and al-Khafsa stations on the Euphrates River.
Al-Hamdo added that Aleppo Governorate and the Water Company, in coordination with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and civil sides, are working to address the situation and resume pumping water to the city as soon as possible.
Ominously, the self-proclaimed Islamic State decided to cut off the water supply only days after “rebels” of the Al-Nusra front and so-called “moderate rebels” have been evacuated from Aleppo.
The Syrian government and Aleppo Governorate have since the liberation of the city worked tirelessly to restore destroyed infrastructure so displaced residents can return to their homes – or what is left of them – as soon as possible.
ISIS has caused a similar water crisis in large parts of the capital Damascus where government authorities, are forced to supply large parts of the population with water tanker trucks.
F/AK – nsnbc 30.12.2016