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2 Million Syrians Without Water in Aleppo: UN

Renewed airstrikes damaged a water pumping station that supplies about 250,000 people



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    Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP
    In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, men stand in rubble after airstrikes hit eastern Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. The Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, said helicopters dropped crude barrel bombs on the area.

    A wave of intense airstrikes has left nearly two million people in the Syrian city of Aleppo without water, UN officials said Saturday as activists said at least 25 more civilians had been killed.

    UN children's charity, UNICEF, said this week's renewed airstrikes — which further dashed hopes of reviving last week's cease-fire — had damaged a water pumping station which supplies about 250,000 people in rebel-held eastern parts and violence is preventing repair teams from reaching it.