Strikes Reported on Barada Valley in Damascus Province

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017
Published: January 13, 2017

Airstrikes reportedly hit several towns in Barada Valley in the Damascus governorate, killing five people and injuring more than ten, on December 28, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Wadi.Barada/?fref=nf" target="_blank">pro-opposition local media said</a>.

The strikes hit a water facility in Ain Fija that supplied water to the capital Damascus, the same source said.

<a href="https://www.facebook.com/dimashq.now/posts/1109491432509801" target="_blank">Pro-government media</a> reported that rebel militants had bombed the water facility and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/dimashq.now/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf" target="_blank">cut off water</a> for more than six million people in Damascus.

The UK-based <a href="http://www.syriahr.com/2016/12/27/%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B5%D9%84-%D9%82%D8%B7%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%85%D8%A9/" target="_blank">Syrian Observatory for Human Rights</a> said that heavy fighting was reported between the Syrian regime and Islamic rebel factions in Barada Valley. A leak of fuel in the water facility forced the Syrian regime to cut the water supply to Damascus, the Observatory said.

This video was shared by a pro-opposition media group and is described as showing the aftermath of strikes on the facility.

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