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    This frame grab from video provided By Yomyat Kzefeh Hawen Fi Dimashq (Diary of a Mortar Shell in Damascus), a Damascus-based media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows Syrian residents filling up buckets and gallons of spring water from a pipe on the side of the road, in Damascus, Syria

    Damascus Citizens Protest Against Terrorists Blocking Access to Drinking Water

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    The citizens of Syria's Damascus held peaceful protests Thursday against the terrorists blocking the city's access to drinking water supplies, a participant of the demonstration told Sputnik.

    BEIRUT (Sputnik) – In December 2016, militants from Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, formerly known as the al-Nusra Front, blew up a water pipeline in the Wadi Barada area and seized the only source of drinking water for Damascus citizens.

    "Today we have conducted a peaceful demonstration near the building of the People's Council. The participants of the rally denounced the terrorists’ actions, that made us, civilians, live without water for almost a month," the participant said.

    Barada Valley is controlled by the terrorists, despite Syrian army’s continued attempts to regain control over the area. The militants neither agree to conclude peace and nor let engineers repair the pipeline.

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