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    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

    Majority of Aleppo to Receive Restored Water Supply in Upcoming Days - Governor

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    Restoration works at the water pumping station for the Syrian city of Aleppo, located at the village of al-Khafsa, are ongoing, with water supply expected to be recovered later in the week, the Aleppo province's governor, Hussein Diyab, said Monday.

    ALEPPO (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, the Syrian army regained control of the water tower in al-Khafsa, a village situated east of Aleppo, which had been under control of the Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in many countries, including Russia.

    "The restoration works have been launched immediately after the station was cleared of mines. We are sure that potable drinking water will be resupplied to our citizens' houses in the next few days," Diyab told reporters.

    Since January 14, about 1.8 million of Aleppo's residents had been cut off from their main source of water after the seizure of al-Khafsa by Daesh. During their occupation, the militants blocked repair teams from accessing the facility.

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