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Armed groups cut water supply for northeastern Syria

Turkish sponsored armed groups have cut the water supply this weekend which provides water to 460,000 people living in Syria’s Hasakah province, International Christian Concern reported yesterday.


According to ICC, The traditional demographics of this province is highly diverse, both ethnically and religiously. The ancestors of many locals are those who survived the genocide of Turkey’s predecessor, the Ottoman Empire.

Turkey has regularly cut water in this area while demanding an increase of electricity.

This situation comes as both countries battle with the coronavirus, depriving Syrians in the NE corner the ability to maintain sanitary conditions in an environment already made more challenging by war.

By expanding its influence into Syria, Turkey further complicates an environment that has steadily pushed Christians out of the country.


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