Pentagon wants you to know it has replaced a motor pump on a well as it illegally occupies and bombs Syria
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Coalition and partnered Syrian forces repair An Tanf water well
Coalition and partnered Vetted Syrian Opposition forces recently repaired a water well capable of producing more than 317,000 gallons of water a day in southern Syria.
Due to Daesh control of water wells in the region, water resources for local Bedouins as well as partner forces are limited. The repair of this well provides a much needed resource for those forces opposing Daesh.
“The area was controlled by Daesh a little more than a year ago. Now, through the dedicated effort of partner forces, it has been reclaimed and serves as a base of operations to facilitate their defeat,” said U.S. Army Capt. Aaron Gookins, a civil affairs team leader.
“Now that partner forces have a working well, it’s another huge milestone achieved by the VSO in an effort to create sustainability for themselves.”
The well has been in disrepair since 2011 after the mass exodus of civilians escaping Daesh.
After Coalition civil affairs troops assessed the well, the team discovered the motor pump was beyond repair and needed to be replaced.
“When they needed to have parts made, our partners were very resourceful and resilient using their own networks and contacts to move the project along,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Droppo, a civil affairs specialist. “It was really a boost of confidence for them.”
Coalition and partner forces worked diligently to forge this partnership. The well project is one of many joint ventures to strengthen their relationship while building confidence within the VSO forces.
For now, the well water will be used for hygiene and cooking until after all the testing is complete to make sure the water’s potable.
“I’m really excited to see some water come out of it,” said Droppo. “I’m happy to see the project get where it is today.”
Aww. How heart warming. After a year and a half the poor bedouin children can finally have a sip of water. Syria is so lucky to be bombed and occupied by the US.
If only we could get the US to bomb and occupy all of us.