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  • 19 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The government of Iraq has instructed farmers not to plant rice and other water-intensive crops such as white corn, yellow corn, sesame, sun flower, mung beans and cotton as the country's drought continues to impact river flows. &quot
  • 14 Aug 2017- 08:27 by Local Press Report AUSTIN TX Stratfor Worldview Of the cruelty and turmoil that the Islamic State has inflicted on Iraq, the damage it has done to the country's waterways is often overlooked. Over the years, the Islamic State has used the Euphrates-Tigris Basin as a mass
  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report RAQQA The New Arab The northern city of Raqqa has been without steady running water for several weeks after damage to pipelines by heavy bombardment, including suspected strikes by the US-led coalition. Civilians dehydrated by the blistering summer heat are
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Water supply to Raqqa in northern Syria, which is regarded as the Islamic State / Daesh group's Syrian “capital”, has been cut after suspected coalition raids on the city's main pipeline. "After coalition air strikes, the
  • 7 Mar 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria After 48 days, water supply has resumed to pumping stations in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to Mustafa Malhis, director general of the Aleppo water company. Syria’s official news agency, SANA, quoted Malhis as saying on March 4th
  • 7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Islamic State militants this week launched an offensive in the Haditha district in Iraq’s Anbar province, and seized an area near the Haditha Dam, the country’s second largest. A US-led coalition is providing support to Iraqi forces to
  • 16 Dec 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria A partnership between the European Union and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided more than 700,000 people in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo with access to drinking water. Hanaa Singer, UNICEF’s representative in
  • 3 Dec 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on December 1st condemned last week's bombing of the Al Khafseh water treatment plant in the Syrian city of Aleppo. “In Syria, the rules of war, including those meant to protect vital
  • 24 Jul 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The recent lengthy water disruptions in the Syrian city of Aleppo increased the risk of water-borne disease, especially among children, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “These water cuts came at the worst
  • 20 Jul 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Water and power supply have resumed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, after three weeks without water, according to UK-based watchdog group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The water shortages occurred after the Al Qaeda
  • 10 Jul 2015- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Lack of safe drinking water during the summer months is putting millions of Syrian children at risk for water-borne diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this week. Intensifying conflict throughout the country has
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Islamic State (IS) group shut down the Ramadi Barrage on the Euphrates River in Iraq's Anbar Province, a senior Iraqi military official said on June 2nd. Turkish news outlet Anadolu Agency quoted security adviser Brigadier General
  • 18 May 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Shiite militias were gathering outside the Iraqi city of Ramadi, in Anbar province, on May 18th in preparation for a counter-attack to take the city back from Islamic State (IS) militants, who captured it over the weekend. IS reportedly
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Iraqi army has launched a military operation to retake Tharthar Dam from Islamic State (IS) militants. The dam, located in western Anbar Province near Fallujah, controls the flow of water from lakes Tharthar and Habaniya into the

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