Aleppo, Syria− The Syrian Red Crescent organization announced its agreement with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group (ISIL) on repumping water from al-Khafseh water station −east of Aleppo− to provide Aleppo city and its countryside with potable water after two days of cut.
Al-Qaeda splinter group of ISIL has recently controlled the water pumping station in al-Khafseh area near Menbij city in Aleppo province.
Imad Omar, an activist based in Aleppo city, told ARA News that members of the Red Crescent authorized some mediators to negotiate with the leaders of ISIL on the issue of water repumping.
In a relevant context, Omar said that the local fuel committee −linked to Aleppo Provincial Council− held a meeting in Aleppo city earlier this week, and decided to provide car drivers with gasoline. The campaign of gasoline distribution (which comes after a period of shortage) will be organized on basis of car plates’ numbers “to facilitate a fair distribution”, adding that every car driver will be provided with 20 liters of gasoline.
“The committee also decided to distribute 10 liters of gasoline on citizens, depending on their familial booklets, to operate the domestic generators used to generate electric power, which is cut for a long time in many neighbourhoods in the city of Aleppo,” Omar told ARA News.
Residents of Aleppo suffer from long hours of power cut every day. According to some local activists there, the power was completely cut for four consecutive days this week.
Reporting by: Haya al-Abdullah
Source: ARA News
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