ISIS reduces water supply to government areas in Iraq's Anbar

Published 06.06.2015 00:50

Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants have reduced the amount of water flowing to government-held areas in Iraq's western Anbar province, officials said Thursday, a move that highlights the use of water as a weapon of war and puts more pressure on Iraqi forces struggling to claw back ground held by the extremists. Earlier this year, ISIS reduced the flow through a lock outside the militant-held town of Fallujah, also in Anbar province. But the extremists soon reopened it after criticism from residents.

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