When the militants of al-Nusra Front were leaving the area, they mined the station and the surrounding area. The terrorists blocked the flow of water to put pressure on the civilians. However, with the coming of the Syrian Army ten explosive devices were defused managing to save the turbine and pump from serious damage.
“The maintenance crew immediately commenced restoration of the water pumping station,” an employee of the station told Sputnik.
Now the residents for the first time in the past few years can enjoy a fresh water supply around the clock. Over recent months, Aleppo has become a major battleground in Syria, engaging government forces, terrorists and numerous opposition groups. Eastern Aleppo is currently encircled by government troops fighting to liberate the city from the rebels.