From 21st Century Wire
SYRIA: Syrian Arab Republic Flag Flies Again over the Al Fijah Springs
January 14, 2017
21st Century Wire says…
According to a report in Al Masdar News this morning, “the Syrian Arab Army raised the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic over the Al-Fijah Springs on Saturday, marking the first time in 4 years that this site has been under government control”. The now, familiar, corporate media blame-laying upon Syrian President, Bashar Al Assad, has taken on a whole increased fervour since the liberation of Aleppo, their long time raison d’etre for their No Fly Zone demands.
To suggest that the Syrian state would deprive its own people of essential water, the five million inhabitants of Damascus, people steadfastly loyal to their State, their army and her allies, is ridiculous and obscene. However, it is no great surprise to see this level of distortion of truth by the corporate media who have made an art form of such deceit for the last six years of the NATO state dirty war against Syria.
Brandon Turbeville covers the subject of Wadi Barada in his latest article:
“If there were any doubt that the water crisis in Damascus was created by the Western-backed terrorists operating outside the city, the end to that crisis should now dispel the rest of that doubt. This is because the crisis is now over precisely because the Syrian military was able to retake the area.
Indeed, the Syrian military has taken back the Wadi Barada area, forcing the terrorists to leave, surrender, or die so that the experts and specialists can attend to repairing the damaged water system and begin providing clean water for the people of Damascus.
Of course, the mainstream media is doing its best to ignore this story and will likely not be reporting on the fact that it is the Syrian government which is providing the water to the people of Damascus after America’s terrorist rats cut it off, nor will it mention that the Syrian government was not in control of Wadi Barada and could not have been in control of the water supply and the water treatment plant coming from that location. Thus, it could not have been the Syrian military who poisoned the water supply.
The three week long water crisis in Damascus has finally come to an end after an agreement was put in place between the government and jihadist rebels on Friday afternoon.
Following their successful military operation to seize Bassima village on Thursday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was able to cutoff the jihadist rebels from the Al-Fijah Springs, forcing the militants to either starve themselves out of the area or surrender.
A military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Friday night that water technicians officially entered the Al-Fijah Springs after the jihadist rebels agreed to withdraw from this area.
The remaining territory in Wadi Barada will remain with the jihadist rebels for now until a reconciliation agreement is put in place to surrender the area to the Syrian Arab Army and their allies in Damascus.
Shortly after the liberation of Aleppo, al-Qaeda fighters in the Barada Valley outside Damascus dumped diesel fuel into the water supply to the city on December 22. Obviously, this made the water supply impossible to consume and, on December 23, the Syrian military launched a campaign to retake the area and to restore the city’s water supply.
A number of organizations signed a letter of intimidation to the Syrian government demanding that the SAA halt its siege, saying that they would turn on the water if the SAA ceased military operations. One of the groups signing the letter was the corporate media darling known as the White Helmets.