ISIS terrorist group has cut water supplies in eastern Mosul, depriving as many as 30 districts of drinking water, an Iraqi official said.
Hossam al-Abbar, a member of Nineveh province council, said on Tuesday that people in 30 neighborhoods are without water as water plants feeding eastern and western Mosul were under ISIS control.
“There are ten other districts where the water supply continues, but intermittently,” Abbar was quoted by Iraqi news website as saying.
He called on the government to disburse the province’s budget so as to run portable water tanks.
The news comes months after the Iraqi army backed by Federal Police and Hashd al-Shaabi on October 16, 2016 launched a massive operation to retake the strategic city of Mosul, which is the last major stronghold of the terrorist group in Iraq.
Iraq has been grappling with the threat of terrorism during the past couple of years. Many of the terrorist attack carried out in the Arab country were performed by ISIS.
The takfiri terrorist group, which is also known as Daesh, made advances in northern and western Iraq back in 2014, after taking control of large areas of northern Syria.
Meanwhile, the Iraqi forces have tried to push back the terrorist group from the key areas it had occupied.