Turkey cuts off water in Syria’s Hasakah
The Turkish forces on Thursday cut off water from Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah to practice pressure on Kurdish-controlled areas in the province, a war monitor reported.
The Turkish forces in control of the Alouk water station in the northern countryside of Hasakah cut off the water from Hasakah and its countryside, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The observatory said that negotiations are taking place between the Russian and Turkish sides for re-opening the water station.
It’s the eighth time Turkey cut off the water in the station to practice pressure on areas controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Hasakah, said the observatory.
Turkey has captured several areas in the northern countryside of Hasakah and other Kurdish-controlled areas following an offensive in October of last year.
Turkey deems the SDF as a terrorist group due to its links to the Kurdistan Workers Party which is also regarded as a terror group by Turkey.