Regime Forces Reach Western Banks of Lake Assad in Northern Syria

Forces loyal to the Assad regime captured the strategic town of al-Khafsa in the Aleppo province from the Islamic State on March 8. The Al-Khafsa Water Station provides water to the entire province, and is actively being restored by Syrian engineers.

Local reports say that the water station was significantly damaged and will take considerable time to repair many of the water pumps in order to restore water flow to the province.

The ground offensive led pro-regime forces to the western banks of Lake Assad, which straddles the Aleppo and Raqqa provinces. The area will continue to be a staging ground for additional ground operations against the Islamic State in the Aleppo province. Credit: War Media Room via Storyful

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