Wednesday, January 11

Good prospect for end to Damascus water crisis

Syrian Army, jihadist rebels reach temporary deal in Wadi Barada
By Leith Fadel
11 January 2017

BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) - The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels have reached a temporary deal in the Wadi Barada area of rural Damascus that will allow government workers to repair the Al-Fijah Spring.

Once the Al-Fijah Spring is repaired, water will be restored to the estimated 5 million people living in the capital city and Greater Damascus area.

In exchange for allowing the workers to repair the Al-Fijah Spring, the government will allow for locals in Wadi Barada to have their cases settled by a amnesty committee and the non-locals to be transported to the Idlib Governorate.

If this deal holds between the government and jihadist rebels, then the almost three-week long water crisis should finally end.



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