Ambassador Ala: cutting drinking water off Hasaka by Turkish regime is war crime

Geneva, Hasaka- Syria’s representative to the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Husaam Eddin Ala, stressed that cutting drinking water off Hasaka by the turkish regime and its mercinaries represents a war crime and a violation of the provisions of international human rights law and aims to displace Syrian citizens in line with the expansionist and colonial objectives of this regime.

This came in a letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights and oral memos to the missions of the member states in Geneva and the Special Rapporteur on the right to safe drinking water and sanitation services about developments related to the Turkish regime forces and their mercenaries stopping the operation of the Alouk water pumping station.

Ambassador Ala pointed out that the city of Hasaka continues to suffer from repeated breaking off drinking water, and this is the 17th time that the turkish regime cut off water supply since the 9th of October of last year, after the Turkish occupation forces occupied Ras al-Ain city in the northwestern countryside of Hasaka, where the Alouk station is located.

Ala referred that “cutting water to more than a million people is a flagrant violation of the principles of protecting civilian utility and ensuring the continuity of its work,” stressing that “this act is a war crime added to the crimes of the Turkish regime by aggression on Syrian territory and the occupation of parts of it.”

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