The Syrian Interim Government (SIG), in cooperation with Homs provincial local council and Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU), managed to provide drinking water for residents of the besieged town of Talbeesa in rural Homs. The town suffered water outage resulting from bombardment by regime forces on pumping stations and declining groundwater reserves in the area.
SIG resupplied the town located 11 km to the north of Homs with drinking water through the implementation of the “Resupply Talbeesa” project. Pumps were installed on Sariko water pipe line connecting the provinces of Homs and Hama. SIG also secured resources need to operate these pumps.
SIG head Jawad Abu Hatab said the project is primarily humanitarian as the people in Talbeesa have been subjected to suffocating siege by regime forces. “The project has effectively helped ease the siege on the area by resupplying the local population with water and will also support the resilience of the FSA fighters in the area against the dictatorial Assad regime,” Abu Hatab added.
Abu Hatab pointed out that SIG seeks to play a greater role in the implementation of development projects and in meeting the urgent needs of the civilian population in all liberated areas across Syria.
The town of Talbeesah, home to around 50,000 people, has been subjected to crippling siege by the Assad regime for over three years. The FSA-held town has also been subjected to sporadic bombardment by regime forces and their allied foreign militias.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 10.06.2017)