Turkish attacks cut off power to Alouk station in Syria’s Hasakah

HASAKAH, Syria (North Press) – An official in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) said on Saturday that as a result of Turkish attacks, the water supply from Alouk water pumping station to the city of Hasakah, northeast Syria, has been disrupted.

“The transformers of the Western Dam conversion station were damaged due to Turkish attacks,” Issa Younes, co-chair of Water Directorate in Hasakah, affiliated with the AANES, told North Press.

The Western Dam provides electricity to the Eastern Dam, causing the latter to go out of service. The Eastern Dam is the only supplier to al-Hemma filtration station, where the water chlorination process takes place, and it pumps water to the city, according to Younes.

In addition, gas and power facilities in Suwaydiyah in Derik in the far northeast of Syria went out of service completely due to a series of Turkish attacks. This resulted in a complete water outage in the city of Qamishli, northeastern Syria.

Furthermore, the Turkish attacks on the Qamishli power station, which supplies electricity to Derbasiyah station that provides electricity to the Alouk water station, led to a power outage in Alouk station. This became the second cause of water outage in Hasakah, according to the co-chair.

By Eva Amin/ Samer Yassin