Middle East

Water gradually returns to Syria’s Aleppo: activists

A boy fills buckets with water sourced from underground wells in Aleppo May 10, 2014. Activists say the water supply in the area has been cut off for more than a week. REUTERS/Aref Haj Youssef

BEIRUT: Water supplies have returned to some areas in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, activists said Monday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an anti-regime monitoring group, said Al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front had cut off water from a pump distributing to both the rebel-held east and government-held west of Aleppo for the past eight days.

An activist speaking to The Daily Star from a location close to the western Salaheddine district said that water has mostly returned to the eastern parts of the city.

“[Water has returned] only to the Eastern part, but in the west it returned for half an hour and cut off again,” he said, adding that residents were forced to queue at wells to collect water.

Last month, opposition forces cut the electricity supply to regime-controlled areas of Aleppo and the surrounding countryside.





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