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Turkish-backed Syrian group cuts off water to Hasakah

Hasakah residents in northeast Syria have relied on buying water from private suppliers as their underground wells have dried up, while the Turkish-backed factions suspended pumping operations from the only water station supplying the city.
A girl walks while holding water containers in her hands and mouth at the Washukanni camp for the internally displaced near the town of Tuwaynah, near the city of Hasakah, Syria, Oct. 8, 2020.

ALEPPO, Syria — Potable water has become a scarce commodity in Syria’s northeastern city of Hasakah, which is under the control of the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, due to the declining groundwater levels and depletion of many water wells, caused by drought and lack of rain over the past years.

Water supplies to the neighborhoods of the city also stopped as water pumping operations were halted as a result of the repeated and prolonged water cuts

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