BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have obstructed water to over 1 million residents of Aleppo City, today, a Syrian government source reported.
The Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly blocked the water from the Euphrates Dam that feeds into the Khafsa Pumps, halting the supply to people of Aleppo City.
While no reason was given for SDF’s actions, it is likely due to the recent tiff between their forces and the Syrian Arab Army in the southwestern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate.
SDF units alleged that Syrian Air Force was targeting their positions in southwest Al-Raqqa, prompting the US Coalition to shoot down an Su-22 fighter jet that was bombing the Islamic State (ISIL) near the key town of Resafa.
The pilot safely ejected from the aircraft, but landed in SDF-controlled territory; he is still held captive by the latter.