15:09 GMT18 May 2021
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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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