Interim Govt Project Secures Drinking Water for Besieged Talbiseh

Opposition campaign to restore pipeline provides clean water for 50,000 people in rural Homs, coalition media office reports

The Syrian opposition’s interim government in cooperation with Homs provincial council successfully delivered drinking water to residents of the besieged town of Talbiseh after restoring a local water system.

Talbiseh has suffered from water shortage due to bombardment by regime forces on pumping stations and declining groundwater reserves in the area. Pumps were installed on the Sariko water pipeline connecting the provinces of Homs and Hama.

Interim government head Jawad Abu Hatab said: “The project has effectively helped ease the siege on the area by resupplying the local population with water, which will also support the resilience of the [Free Syrian Army] fighters in the area against the dictatorial Assad regime.”

Abu Hatab noted that the interim government seeks to play a greater role in Syria through development projects and meeting the urgent needs of the civilian population in all liberated areas.

Home to around 50,000 people, the town of Talbiseh has been subjected to crippling siege by the Assad regime for over three years.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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