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SEPTEMBER 2020

Water Supply in Damascus Turned Off at Main after Rebels Polluted It with Diesel

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The authorities of the city of Damascus have been forced to cut water supplies in the city for a few days, after militants polluted the water with diesel.

Water Supply in Damascus Turned Off at Main after Rebels Polluted It with Diesel

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Water supplies, coming into the city of Damascus, have been turned off by the city’s authorities for a few days, after militants polluted the water with diesel, the Reuters news agency reported on Friday. Currently, the city uses its water reserves.

The al-Fija spring, which is used to supply Damascus with water, is located is in the militant-held Wadi Barada valley, to the northwest of the city, in a mountainous area near the Lebanese border.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, while the government controls the most part of the surrounding territory, on Friday, the air power carried out several aerial attacks and the Syrian Army shelled the militant-held area. As a military news outlet of the Hezbollah, an ally of the Syrian government, reported, militants, stationed in the Wadi Barada valley, had refused to leave the area, and, as a result, the Syrian Armed Forces launched an offensive against them on Friday’s morning.

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