Damascus water supply cut after terrorists poisoned it with diesel

Water authority cuts supplies to Syrian capital after terrorists poisoned the water with diesel
Sunday, 25 December 2016 22:07

Residents of the Syrian capital were facing their third consecutive day of water shortages on Sunday.

Syrian authorities said late Friday they have been forced to cut water supplies to the capital after terrorits reportedly poisoned drinking water with diesel.

The Damascus water authority said that it had resorted to using water reserves to meet the city's demands, after terrorists who control territory northwest of Damascus, poisoned the al-Fija spring.

The spring, which supplies the capital with much of its water, is located in the terrorist-held Wadi Barada valley, a mountainous area near the Lebanese border.

An estimated 1.5 million people live inside Damascus city, with another 3.5 million in its suburbs.