ISIS pumps large amounts of water to flood houses in villages and towns of eastern countryside of Aleppo

Aleppo, SANA- As part of their crimes against the Syrian people, ISIS terrorists pumped large amounts of the water from the Euphrates River through al-Babiri pumping station towards areas in eastern Aleppo in order to flood villages, causing damage to locals, farmlands and utilities.

The Governorate of Aleppo immediately sent a technical team, workers, and heavy vehicles to the eastern countryside of Aleppo to work on diverting the course of the water and alleviating the damage that affected locals.

In a statement to reporters during his supervision of the work conducted by the teams in the eastern countryside, Aleppo Governor Hussein Diab said that all public construction companies and concerned establishments are on alert to do everything necessary to alleviate the damage.

He pointed out that ISIS terrorists turned on a number of pumps in al-Babiri station to pump more water than the capacity of the pulling channels in order to flood the area and cause damage to locals, utilities, and irrigation equipment, all while the terrorists are cutting off water to Aleppo city.

He noted that workshops managed to resolve some blockages in the body of the main waterway in addition to remove some plugs, open some gates and close others depending on the situation and the need in coordination with the Syrian Arab Army units operating in the area.

On Wednesday, ISIS cut off water to Aleppo less than 20 hours after it was restored following an outage that lasted an entire month.

Manar al-Freih / Hazem Sabbagh

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