US airstrikes cut water supplies on Raqqa, IS stronghold in Syria

This file photo shows a Rafale fighter jet on the tarmac of an undisclosed air base used for raids purportedly targeting Daesh Takfiri militants in Syria. (Photo by AP)

BBC – The water supply to the Syrian city of Raqqa, a stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) group, has been reconnected after US airstrikes caused a temporary cut.

The main pipeline was damaged when a bridge was hit, according to IS and anti-IS activists.

Citizen journalist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently confirmed, on Friday, that IS has mended the pipe.

Syrian rebels backed by the US-led coalition are trying to capture Raqqa.

Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently said the strikes had targeted local infrastructure.

The damage shown to one of Raqqa’s bridge after an air strike
The US is working with the Kurdish-led rebel group Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to try to defeat IS.

In November, the coalition said it had begun an operation to capture Raqqa, which has been held by the jihadist group since January 2014.

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