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Water returns to the besieged districts of Al-Joura and Al-Qusour in Deir Ezzor following a six-day cut

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The water stations in the regime-held areas in Deir Ezzor have returned to work following a six-day cut, which was caused by a shortage of fuels and the absence of chlorine, which is one of the most commonly used disinfectants for water disinfection.

After a week-cut, the water station in Al-Joura district of Deir Ezzor has returned to work today as the regime filled it with diesel, in addition to the arrival of chlorine, which creates water that is safe for consumption, D24 correspondent in Al-Joura district said.

He added ‘’ Water has not reached all civilians living in the regime-held areas. Half of them remain in need of water after Al-Basel water station, east Al-Bughayliya, has stopped working due to the ongoing clashes between the Assad-regime and ISIS. Another reason is that the employees who operate the water station have fled the area for fear of being targeted by Russian airstrikes or the ongoing clashes.’’

A large number of civilians in Deir Ezzor who lack access to safe drinking water are pushed to buy water from street vendors, or bring it by vehicles from the areas in Deir Ezzor that are supplied by Al-Joura’s water station.

It should be noted that water in the regime-held Al-Harabesh district, situated in the eastern part of the city of Deir Ezzor, has been cut for the second month in a row.