ALEPPO, SYRIA – Earlier today, state-run SANA reported that the Islamic State terror group had cut off the water supply from its main processing plants on the Euphrates.

Up to this point, there had been an agreement to leave the water unaffected by the war. The residents of Aleppo will now be forced to depend upon local water wells and water bottles until the situation is resolved.

Notably, Aleppo water supply is piped from the Euphrates (likely Assad Lake reservoirs) to the Suleiman Al-Halabi Plant where it would be distributed from to Aleppo’s populated districts.

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Daeshbags Sux
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And another time where having propeller COIN-gunship aircraft in numbers and making 2nd hand cargos like An-32 and An-12 some AC-130 like gunship would f*****g help to solve the situation! GRRRR! Just f*****g create interdiction/no drive zone this way, airdrop/helidrop commandos and let’s retake the place without damaging systems! OK, chopper gunships can do the necessary covering job but they only fly for 2 hours, at best 3, they fly too low and so are in serious harm’s way, they are more expensive both to buy and use than prop’ aircraft and slower too. It’s really HIGH TIME anti-asymmetric warfare… Read more »

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abuqahwa

Agree with DS last two lines, NATO started will prolong this war to practice, use, consume war stocks of munitions and equipment and learn from real fighters on the ground how to fight a real war, not some computerized war-game from their keyboards. Boring lists of weapons capabilities and characteristics may interest nerdy wargamers but miss the realities of this war : Yes, this is a hybrid war but as none of the foreign hostile protagonists ( or “players” as they like to be called !!) are actually defending their own countries or placing even a fraction of their own… Read more »

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Obvious operational/strategic goal would be to secure the pumping stations along the right bank of Lake Assad , JIRAH airbase, and block route N4, that is an advance east from Deir Hafir across the neck of land between the impassable boggy salt marshes of Sabkhat al-Jabbul and the western shores. This also cuts off Dai’sh groups from retreating from Al-Bab area and M4/R 212 line back down to re-inforce their defenses Tabqa – Raqqa city. Now that all of Aleppo city has been cleared of jihadi terrorists Dai ‘sh no longer needs to keep the water supply running I guess.… Read more »

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Henri Cochet

What the f**k ? why ISIS let the water come to government land before that ?

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Manuel Flores Escobar

plan B…1º Retake Palmira, cut water, petrol,gas supply…their Godfathers send them to do that as SAA,Russia,Iran have been defeated FSA and AL Qeda!…now USA and Saudi are playing the ISIS card!

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abuqahwa

Because all Aleppo including Dai ‘sh areas rely on fresh water pumped from Lake Assad. The Quwayq river flow was never adequate for the city , irrigated lands to the north ( upstream) drew down all but a trickle.

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Henri Cochet

You mean that technically by cutting the water flow to government territory, they cut it to their own land as well ?

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According to SANA the water flow has returned from the Euphrates source:
http://sana.sy/en/?p=97368

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coyotl

Water turned back on ..
http://sana.sy/en/?p=97368