December 23, 2016 / 7:30 PM / 9 months ago

Damascus water supply cut after rebels pollute it with diesel

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Damascus water authority said on Friday it had been forced to cut supplies to the Syrian capital for a few days after rebels polluted the water with diesel.

It said in a statement on its website that authorities would use water reserves until the problem was resolved.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

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