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Monday, January 30

"Syrian Engineers Start Pumping Ein Al-Fijeh's Drinking Water to Damascus"

January 30, 2017 - 2:46
FARS

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Water Resources Minister Nabil al-Hassan said that pumping of water has begun from the newly-liberated Ein al-Fijeh village in Wadi al-Bardi region to Damascus city.

Al-Hassan said maintenance teams have begun pumping water into Damascus city’s reservoirs after only ten hours of repairing Ein al-Fijeh's water facilities, adding that the teams have been working since Sunday morning to repair the damage caused by terrorists who inflicted as much damage as possible to Ein al-Fijeh spring and its facilities such as structures, control mechanisms, power systems and mechanical systems.

The Minister said that samples are being taken from the water pumped from the spring for analysis, and after the results come out, the pumping will begin to homes gradually.

In the meantime, Damascus Governor Ala Ibrahim said that the repair teams have entered Ein al-Fijeh Spring to repair the water facilities, adding that there is a prompt plan for supplying Damascus with water from Ein al-Fijeh and Ein Haroush springs and the backup water wells until the damage on the water facility by terrorists is repaired.

The General Command of Syria's Armed Forces announced earlier today that the country's soldiers and popular forces have restored sustainable security and stability to the towns and villages in Wadi al-Bardi region in Western Ghouta after a series of successful anti-terrorism operations.

The General Command said in a statement that the military operations in Wadi al-Bardi took place in a complex geographical region with the ultimate caution to avoid civilian casualties.

The statement pointed out that the army's operations have contributed to establishing favorable conditions for the achievement of reconciliation agreements in a number of villages and towns, including Basimeh, Ein al-Khadra, Deir Muqren, Ein al-Fijeh, Deir Qanoun, Kafr al-Zita, al-Hosseiniyeh, Kafr al-Awamid, Birhalia, Afra and Wadi Bardi Souq.

According to the Armed Forces' General Command, some 400 sq/km of land has been set free in Wadi al-Bardi region.

The General Command reaffirmed in the statement its determination to continue carrying out its national mission of fighting terrorism, expressing its appreciation for the sincere efforts made by several national figures and forces that contributed to the restoration of security to Wadi al-Bardi.

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