Tragic, since against Kurdish fighters in October, the Turkish forces and pro-Syrian factions have controlled a large border area that includes the city of Ras al-Ain.
As information, the Alouk water station located in the city of Ras al-Ain supplies water for 460,000 people including residents of the city of Hasaka. Then, the Kurdish Autonomous Administration forces cut off water from Hasaka by stopping the pumping from the Alouk station.
It becomes a new hell for residents in Hasakeh especially after COVID-19 spreads across northeast Syria, residents in Hasakeh have been caught up in the latest spat between Turkish forces to the north and Syrian Kurds.
In the narrow streets of the city of Hasaka, many women and children move around carrying empty containers waiting to be filled from the water tanks that roam the neighborhood.
Some water provided by the United Nations and the other by non-governmental organizations.
One resident Muhammad Khatar told AFP as cited News24xx.com, “This time it’s really dragged on. All we want is to eat, drink, and work. We have nothing to do with politics.”
Every day, tanks roam to fill reservoirs in the neighborhoods. But, of course, the quantities are not sufficient to meet the residents’ need for water for drinking, cooking, washing, and bathing.
Many residents complain about some tanker owners who taking advantage of the crisis to raise the prices. Some families are unable to pay the price and are forced to extract unclean well water or seek help from their neighbors to secure even a fraction of their needs.
Until now, the Kurdish Autonomous Administration recorded 394 injuries, including 26 deaths that caused coronavirus.