Tamil Diplomat

‘Russian air strikes’ cut water supply to IS capital Raqqa

Air strikes on so-called Islamic State’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa have cut the city’s water supply, with 20 civilians reported dead.

The anti-IS group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said a water pumping station had been hit, along with the Taj Hall and Furousiya area. IS-linked news agency Amaq also said Raqqa’s water supply had been cut.

Russia said its bombers had targeted an arms depot, a chemical weapons factory and a training camp. A defence ministry statement said the strikes had inflicted “significant damage” and that a large number of militants had been killed.(BBC,2016)