aleppo water crisis

SYRIA-CONFLICT-DAILY LIFE
Syrians fill up plastic containers with water in as the northern city suffers from a power and water shortage. Syrian rebels retook a strategic base in the northern Aleppo province, as shelling killed at least 11 people in nearby Aleppo city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. AFP PHOTO/KARAM AL-MASRI
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Foreign-backed militants in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo have cut water supplies into the city, leaving residents without water for a week.
The al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front have been able to cut the water off from Aleppo for weeks since now due to there control over the eastern part of the city.
The insufficient amounts of water have forced people to collect water from wells, with reports saying that some people were drinking unclean water.
At least one million people have left Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, following the ongoing conflict in the Arab country.
Cutting off water supplies came as Syrian military forces have conducted a number of major operations around Aleppo in a bid to entirely drive the foreign-backed militants out of the area.
Military sources have reported steady advances by government forces in recent days while killing or injuring a large number of the militants.

Syrians fill up plastic containers with water in as the northern city suffers from a power and water shortage. Syrian rebels retook a strategic base in the northern Aleppo province, as shelling killed at least 11 people in nearby Aleppo city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. AFP PHOTO/KARAM AL-MASRI
Syrians fill up plastic containers with water in as the northern city suffers from a power and water shortage. Syrian rebels retook a strategic base in the northern Aleppo province, as shelling killed at least 11 people in nearby Aleppo city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. AFP PHOTO/KARAM AL-MASRI
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