BREAKING: ISIS Shuts Down Ramadi Dam – Breaks Flow of Water to Region
ISIS rebels shut down the Ramadi Dam today restricting water flow to the region.
— Captain Fallujah (@cap_fall) June 2, 2015
ISIS shut down the dam today.
— Worldbulletin (@worldbulletin) June 2, 2015
— ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) June 2, 2015
Anadolu Agency reported:
Daesh rebels shut down the Ramadi Dam on Tuesday and cut water flow to areas controlled by the Iraqi security forces east of the city in Anbar province, a senior military official said.
Brigadier General Aziz Khalaf al-Tarmouz, an Anbar security advisor, told Anadolu Agency that Daesh seized control of Ramadi Dam, on the Euphrates River north of the city.
“Daesh cut water flow to al-Khalediya district and al-Habbaniya area, which are under the control of security forces and tribal fighters,” al-Tarmouz said.
The security advisor said the incident may cause a wave of civilian displacement from the area.