Sunday, January 29, 2017

Syrian Army Captured Key Source of Water For Damascus After One Month Of Intense Fighting

VOA: Syrian Army Regains Control of Key Water Source for Damascus

Syrian media and a key monitoring group say government forces outside Damascus have regained control of a fresh-water spring that supplies the capital, after reaching a deal that allows rebel fighters dug in at the site to withdraw.

The state-controlled SANA news agency quoted a local governor Saturday as saying the evacuation of rebel fighters was delayed for several hours by bad weather. Ala'a Ibrahim also said maintenance and repairs at the crippled water facility would begin as soon as the military declares the area secure.

The government advance sets the stage for an end to a nearly six-week standoff at the supply village northwest of Damascus that began with a December 22 explosion at a key processing plant.

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More News On The Syrian Army Capturing A Key Source of Water For Damascus

Syrian army seizes Damascus water source as rebels withdraw - pro-government media, monitor -- Reuters
Syrian army captures Wadi Barada -- Al Jazeera
Syria war: Military regains main water source for Damascus after deal with rebels -- ABC News Online
Nearly 900, including rebels, to evacuate water-rich town near Damascus -- Xinhuanet
Syrian Army Retakes Vital Source of Freshwater Near Damascus -- Sputnik

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