This frame grab from video provided By Yomyat Kzefeh Hawen Fi Dimashq (Diary of a Mortar Shell in Damascus), a Damascus-based media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows Syrian residents filling up buckets and gallons of spring water from a pipe on the side of the road, in Damascus, Syria. Water supplies to Damascus have been largely cut off for nearly two weeks because of fighting between pro-government forces and rebels for control of the main tributary, forcing millions in the Syrian capital to scramble for enough to drink and wash with. The cut-off is a major challenge to the government’s effort throughout the nearly 6-year-old civil war to keep the capital as insulated as possible from the effects of the conflict tearing apart much of the country. (Yomyat Kzefeh Hawen Fi Dimashq (Diary of a Mortar Shell in Damascus), via AP)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels have reached a temporary deal in the Wadi Barada area of rural Damascus that will allow government workers to repair the Al-Fijah Spring.

Once the Al-Fijah Spring is repaired, water will be restored to the estimated 5 million people living in the capital city and Greater Damascus area.

In exchange for allowing the workers to repair the Al-Fijah Spring, the government will allow for locals in Wadi Barada to have their cases settled by a amnesty committee and the non-locals to be transported to the Idlib Governorate.

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If this deal holds between the government and jihadist rebels, then the almost three week long water crisis should finally end.

 

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Please just kill the rebels. Sooner the better.

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Unfortunatelly, locals said a few minutes ago that there was no agreement.
Seems taqiyya to gain time…

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Well we all know how Joohadis are, so being the case that they hold the water source hostage, and we know how they treated hostages in Aleppo SAA goes with care, the Carrot and the Stick

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Chantaje terrorista, las buenas intensiones del gobierno Sirio para no dañar civiles estuvo buena pero insisto que de una ves por todas acabar con estos criminales de guerra.

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Is there no one out there to smash the M*F* Bashar and his SAA terrorists? Its really horrible how international media is just turning a blind eye on the rape and genocide that SAA is committing. Human rights records show bashar committed 9 times more crimes than even the closest contestant the ISIS. Yet there is no military action against bashar!!

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here we go again letting this jihadist off the hook again

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