Children collecting water from supply trucks

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) have obstructed the water supply to the estimated 5 million civilians in Greater Damascus for the 13th consecutive day, creating a humanitarian crisis inside Syria’s historic capital.

According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, water has become so scarce in Damascus that the price of bottled water has risen exponentially, forcing many to find alternatives in order to deal with this two week long crisis.

Several civilians have also been reportedly hospitalized as a result of poisoning due to drinking water provided by supply trucks, a local source informed Al-Masdar this afternoon.

The water provided by these supply trucks is intended for basic hygienic purposes like showering; it is not meant to drink.

However, due to crisis, many civilians in Damascus have begun boiling the water supplied by these trucks in order to have readily available drinking water.

A Damascus resident fills up his bucket with water supplied by the government
Civilians waiting their turn to fill up water
Children collecting water from supply trucks
Civilians lined up to collect water from one of the supply trucks designated to their neighborhood

In response to the obstruction of water to millions of civilians in Damascus by the jihadist rebels, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched a wide-scale offensive in the Wadi Barada region in order to recapture pumping facilities.

As a result of this military operation, Syrian opposition activists have launched a campaign to condemn the Syrian Arab Army’s siege of Wadi Barada, despite the fact their rebels began the hostility by shutting off the water to millions of civilians in Damascus.

 

 

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“despite the fact their rebels began the hostility by shutting off the water to millions of civilians in Damascus.”
=> Not only hostilities : it’s a patented war-crime, according to the Hague convention.

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Wadi Barada has already its media organisation since… Dec.31st 2016!
They claim 100k ppl being besieged in this… Tiny little town that had only about 3k5 inhabitants on 2005 census!