“Russia is thirsting for Idlib” .. the bombing of a water station angers the Syrian platforms and a warning of a humanitarian disaster
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The hashtag “Russia is thirsting Idlib” topped digital platforms in Syria, where tweeters expressed their anger and condemnation of Russian warplanes targeting a major water line in Idlib, describing the bombing as a crime against humanity.
According to activists, the Russian warplanes bombed the Al-Arashani water station, one of the stations that feeds Idlib governorate, which led to its removal from service.
The Civil Defense warned of a “threat to food security” in the region, due to the Russian targeting of the water station in Idlib.
The Russian bombing also angered activists on social media, who called on the international community to intervene quickly before a humanitarian catastrophe occurs due to a lack of water.
Among the interactions monitored by “The Eighth Bulletin – Your Post” (01/2022) was the tweet of Mark Cutts, the Deputy United Nations Regional Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria, in which he said that a water station in northwest Syria was severely damaged by an air strike.
Katz added that “Syria is already suffering from a water crisis, and the continued destruction of infrastructure will lead to more suffering among civilians, and attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure must stop.”
Abdul Rahman Al-Nassar wrote: “The water stations were hit! The world has lost touch with the Syrians. Such a crime should not go unnoticed.”
Activist Dareen Al-Abdullah included Russia’s targeting of civilians and infrastructure facilities as a “war crime against humanity” in accordance with international and humanitarian law, and said that this aims to displace additional numbers of Syrians as a result of destroying the necessities of life, including depriving hundreds of thousands in northern Syria from Get safe drinking water.
It is noteworthy that Idlib governorate and its environs are witnessing a continuous military escalation by the regime forces and its ally Russia, despite the ceasefire agreement agreed upon between Russia and Turkey in the area in northwestern Syria, which was signed on March 5, 2020.
In May 2017, Turkey, Russia and Iran announced that they had reached an agreement to establish a de-escalation zone in Idlib, as part of the Astana meetings related to the Syrian issue.