المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Under protected of Russians and Turks | Pro-regime workers enter Allouk station to reactivate it

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR activists say that workers from regime workshops have arrived at Allouk water station in “Peace Spring” areas, under protection by Turkish and Russian forces, in order to reactivate the station, after reconnection of electricity.

 

This development comes after nearly a month of suspension of work in the station which provides al-Hasakah city and surrounding villages with water.

 

On July 12, SOHR activists reported the entry of Russian vehicles into “Peace Spring” areas to meet with Turkish officers and run discussion for operating Allouk water station. Four Russian vehicles headed to “al-Asadiyah crossing”, as two of them continued their way to the place of the meeting in Allouk.

 

According to SOHR sources, the Turks and the Russians negotiationed in the previous days to re-operate Allouk water station and water was supposed to reach al-Hasakah city and countryside in a few days.

 

It is worth noting that electricity reached al-Derbasiyah area after blackout and interruption of water for sixteen days, because electricity grid of Allouk passes through al-Derbasah. Meanwhile, work in Allouk water station, which provided al-Hasakah city and surrounding villages with water, was suspended since June 26, while al-Hasakah city and its countryside were suffering from water crisis in light of high temperature.

 

Also, Ras al-Ain city and countryside controlled by Turkish-backed factions were suffering from interruption of water due to the loss of equipment needed to extract water.

 

SOHR sources had reported that the reason behind Allouk station halt was attributed to some technical malfunction in the electricity networks, and the breakdown of some insulators, fuses, and electrical connectors due to the increasing and random consumption of the electricity network in al-Hasakah countryside in areas held by Turkish-backed factions.

 

Residents secured their needs of drinking water through buying water tanks that were often contaminated and caused diarrhea, gastritis and poisoning, amid increasing temperatures.

 

It is worth noting that Allouk station is under the control of Turkish forces and their proxies in Ras al-Ain countryside in al-Hasakah countryside, while it pumps drinking water to more than one million people in al-Hasakah city and its countryside in return for receiving electricity from al-Swaydiya station in SDF-held area, in accordance with a previous agreement between Turkey and Russia.

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