Al-Hasakah restart the “Alouk” wells station.
The maintenance workshops of the General Water Corporation in al-Hasakah succeeded in restarting the “Allouk” water station on Friday evening, after a 38 day suspension of the station at the hands of the Turkish forces and their factions.
Mahmoud Al-Akla, director of Al-Hasakah Water Corporation said in a press statement that the station was operated with a capacity of 10 wells and 4 pumps at 6:00 pm on Friday, and it’s expected that the water will reach the “Hama” tanks on Saturday, he added that when the tanks are filled with water it will be pumped to the people in Al-Hasakah.
Al-Akla explained that the failure to operate the rest of the station’s wells was caused by the theft of some supplies and equipment, indicating that the foundation’s workshops would work to maintain the wells and increase their number to increase the quantities of produced water, if the Turkish forces didn’t prevent the workshops from entering the station.
The Turkish forces continues their violations against the civilians, using the water to pressure the population, as they shut down the operation of the “Alouk” station located in the western countryside of the city and under its control, depriving a million citizens in Al-Hasakah from water, as the Syrian government called on the international community to condemn it and put pressure on Ankara to stop such practices, especially since they have been repeated constantly since the Turkish forces took control of areas in Al-Hasakah countryside.
A number of Al-Hasakah residents staged a demonstration last week in front of the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the representative of the committee delivered a protest letter that included the people’s denunciation of the international silence regarding the Turkish violations against them, and the seriousness of depriving them of water, especially in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s noteworthy that the entry of maintenance workshops to the station took place after long negotiations, which the Russian side succeeded in convincing the Turkish side to stop disabling the station, which is the only source of drinking water for the residents of Al-Hasakah.