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Syria’s Afrin cut off from water: UN

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By Reuters

The water supply to Syria’s Afrin town has been cut off for a week after a change in control of a key dam, the UcuN office for humanitarian affairs said on Wednesday.

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters advance in north of Afrin, Syria, March 8, 2018. (REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters advance in north of Afrin, Syria, March 8, 2018. (REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Fighting there has forced thousands of people to flee their homes within the northern Afrin region and towards government territory, it said. Turkey launched an offensive on Syria’s Afrin in January, targeting Syrian Kurdish forces that control the region.

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