Tuesday 11 August 2020
News ID: 80303
Publish Date: 06 July 2020 - 22:11
DAMASCUS (Dispatches) – An anti-U.S. protest erupted in the countryside of Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah on Monday, state news agency SANA reported.
Holding Syrian flags and posters of President Bashar al-Assad, the protesters urged for the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from Syria.
They also held placards reading "the Americans are stealing our oil” and "America is bringing death to Syria.”
SANA said several anti-U.S. protests have been taken place in Hasakah province over the past days.
The U.S. has several bases in Hasakah and other areas controlled by the Kurdish-led so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), including oil fields in that part of the country.
A day earlier, the Turkish forces cut off the drinking water that feeds the Hasakah.
The Turkish forces stopped the pumping of water in the al-Olouk station in the countryside of Hasakah, depriving one million people in the city from drinking water, said SANA.
SANA said the al-Olouk station is the only source of drinking water for the people in Hasakah.
The report said the Turkish forces prevented the workers in the station from accessing it on Sunday.
Turkey controls areas in northern and northeastern Syria following a campaign against the Kurdish-led militias last October.
Back in March, the Syrian foreign ministry sent two identical letters to the chief of the United Nations and the UN Security Council in protest against the repeated inhumane move. It noted at the time that the Turkish military forces shelled the water station during their cross-border military operation last October, putting it out of service.
Furthermore, Syrian officials, accordingly, presented a briefing to the UNSC in February, informing the international body of a water outage in Hasakah.

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