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Al-Hasakeh | Widespread public discontent over cutting off drinking water to “Self-Administration” areas, and SDF keeps cutting off electricity to “Peace Spring” areas

The areas of al-Hasakeh and countryside have been experiencing popular discontent for 20 days, due to cutting off the drinking water, as the city of al-Hasakeh and areas in countryside, which are under the control of SDF, remain without water for the seventh day in a row.

After Turkish forces stopped the operation of the drinking water pump in Aluk plant, which supplies these areas completely, as the Turks at the “Aluk” plant gradually reduced the amount of water pumping to the city of Hasakeh and countryside since the beginning of August, under the pretext of maintenance.

According to Observatory sources, Turkish forces requested an increase in electricity capacity to supply the “Peace Spring” areas with electric power, which was rejected by the “Self-Administration”, which led to the complete interruption of drinking water.

Similarly, SDF has cut off the power line that suppies the city of Ras al-Ain and countryside, which is under the control of Turkish forces and proxy factions, in response to the cutting off drinking water to its areas.

On August 13, reliable sources informed the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights that Turkish forces stopped pumping drinking water in “Aluk” in the countryside of Hasakeh, without knowing the reasons.

In the meantime, negotiations are under way between Russians and Turks to re-pump drinking water into the area that supplies the city of Hasakeh and other areas in countryside of the city.

This comes as part of repeated pressure on residents in the SDF-held areas, for the eighth time since Turkish forces took control of the station in the northern countryside of Hasakeh.

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