On November 17, a military convoy of Russian forces deployed near The Tishrin Dam, on the Euphartes River in northern Syria. The dam is located 90km east of Aleppo city and has a height of 40m and 6 water turbines capable of producing 630 MW. Annual power production of the Tishrin Dam before the war was reportedly around 1.6 billion kilowatt hour.
The dam was captured by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in 2015. The Kurdish leadership has repeatedly used the infrastructure object to blackmail the Damascus government and gain additional revenue from the areas captured in northern Syria.