BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:34 P.M.) – The ISIS-affiliated Amaq Agency has published a picture of Tabqa dam control room in complete disarray. This has led to fears that Syria’s largest dam can collapse.
The damage was done from US-led airstrikes.
However, an engineer at the dam has said there is no need to panic yet, but critical repairs are needed as soon as possible.
“If water flow from Turkey remains unchanged, we have about 30 days to time of collapse,” the engineer said.
Essentially, Turkey with its control of the water flow have the power on whether the dam can be salvageable or not.
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Kurdish-led forces have put immense pressure on ISIS in this part of Syria and are expected to take the dam in the coming day.