March 7, 2017 / 5:52 PM / 4 months ago

Syrian army, allies regain Aleppo water supply facility - monitor

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and its allies took control of the main water pumping station for Aleppo at al-Khafsa near the Euphrates on Tuesday after Islamic State fighters withdrew, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said.

The army and its allies, backed by Russian air power, captured al-Khafsa in a recent campaign against Islamic State in the area northeast of Aleppo two months after the city's main water supply was cut off.

Reporting By Angus McDowall; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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