Syrian regime air attack cuts off Aleppo's water supply

Saturday, May 03, 2014

City of Aleppo left without drinking water after Assad's regime forces shell the pipeline.

City of Aleppo left without drinking water after Assad's regime forces shell the pipeline.

ALEPPO - A Syrian Army plane launched an air offensive on the main water pipeline to the city of Aleppo Saturday, damaging it in an attempt to block the flow of drinking water into the city.

Mustafa Sultan, a local activist, told Anadolu Agency that the attack caused heavy damage to the water supply line of Syria's largest city and the streets have been flooded since leaving the city without water.

He added that the civil defense teams and the city council are striving to fix the pipeline amid ongoing clashes in the region between Assad's regime forces and the Free Syrian Army.

Meanwhile, a mortar shelling on a coach in the capital Damascus left four people dead and four wounded, according to the Syrian state news agency, SANA. 

There are also reports of air-supported attacks by Syrian army forces on the Armenian-populated town, Kasab.

Local sources said Assad's regime forces are firing shells and missiles on the hills as they attempt to take back the strategic region currently under the control of opposition forces.

With the Syrian civil war now well into its fourth year, airstrikes, often including the use of so-called barrel bombs, are targeting populated areas all over the country.

More than 100,000 people have been killed during the ongoing conflict, which has also internally displaced more than 6.5 million people, according to the UN. Over two million are now registered as refugees in neighboring Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq.

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