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Aleppo Governor Looking for Alternative Water Supply for Suffering Residents

© Photo : Vanessa BeeleyHanano, East Aleppo. Clean water freely available post SAA liberation from Nusra Front Occupation
Hanano, East Aleppo. Clean water freely available post SAA liberation from Nusra Front Occupation - Sputnik International
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Just hours after the water supply was fully restored in the eastern Aleppo countryside, Daesh militants shut it down once again, the governor of Aleppo, Hussein Diab, told Sputnik.

A general view shows damaged buildings at al-Kalasa district of Aleppo, Syria in Aleppo, Syria, February 2, 2017. Picture taken February 2, 2017. - Sputnik International
Daesh Militants Block Access for Aleppo to Drinking Water
In an interview with Sputnik on Wednesday, Hussein Diab said that the water supply was restored on Tuesday after workers repaired the local pumping station damaged by the militants.

Just a few hours later, however, the jihadists cut off the water flow at a village pumping station at Al-Khafseh in the east of the province, which supplies water for the city.

The governor said that after the arrival of Syrian Red Crescent representatives the authorities would look for alternative ways of supplying water to Aleppo residents.

According to an earlier UNICEF report, there are 1.8 million people in and around Aleppo suffering from shortages of drinking water.

UNICEF representative Christophe Boulierac said that children were the main victims of such outages having to line up for hours to get some water amid continuing missile strikes by Daesh terrorists.

This file photo taken on January 21, 2017 shows Syrians standing next to water faucets as they fill jerrycans in Aleppo's formerly rebel-held al-Shaar neighbourhood, a month after government forces retook the northern Syrian city from rebel fighters - Sputnik International
Resuming Regular Water Supply in Aleppo to Take at Least 10 Days
According to Hussein Diad, the jihadists originally cut off the water supply to the city on January 14 in a bid to undermine the locals’ “supportive stance towards the Syrian Army.”

The governor added that the government was making every effort to restore water supply and planned to dig dozens of new wells to provide clean water for local residents.

The Syrian Army has captured dozens of local villages from Daesh over the past month and the terrorists retaliate with water shutdowns to the area.

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