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Water is Life: Syrian Army Liberates Vital Wadi Barada Area Near Damascus

Sputnik News

17:19 29.01.2017(updated 21:23 29.01.2017)

The government troops have completely liberated the Wadi Barada area near Damascus thus securing the main water source for the capital.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Syrian army has fully liberated the Wadi Barada area near the Syrian capital of Damascus, where the main water source is located, from militants, the Army Command said in a statement Sunday.

"Syrian government army units… have completed the mission on restoring security and stability in the villages and towns in Wadi Barada in the western suburbs of Damascus after series of successful military operations," the statement said, as quoted by the SANA news agency.

According to the military, their actions made it possible to sign ceasefire agreements in some of the villages, thus, letting civilians and militants leave the area without clashes.

Earlier in the day, a similar agreement was reportedly signed in the village of Ein Al Fejeh, where the main water source is located.

Over 6 million residents of Damascus were left without water after militants cut Damascus of water supply. The repair brigades have already arrived in the area to restore the water connection.

Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front and Daesh, banned in a range of countries, including Russia.


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