Water to Syria’s Afrin town has been cut for a week, the United Nations said on Wednesday, after Turkish troops seized the main dam and water plant in the region. The UN office for humanitarian affairs (OCHA) said the fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes within the Afrin region and toward government territory. After the dam northeast of Afrin town changed hands, “local workers were unable to access the dam controls to pump water. The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said the Turkish army took control of the dam on Maydanki lake and a water pumping station last week. “Water has been fully cut off because of the Turkish army’s control over it,” said Birusk Hasaka, the YPG spokesman in Afrin.
Source: Egypt Independent March 14, 2018 11:15 UTC