People fill plastic containers with water from a tap water in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Water cut-offs have been almost continuous since Dec. 22, in the worst water crisis known to Damascus residents. (AP/Hassan Ammar)

Syrian Govt Addresses Water Crisis After Rebels Contaminate Key Reservoirs

US-backed “rebel” forces, who earlier this month poisoned and then damaged Damascus’ chief water supply, have now been ousted from Barada Valley reservoir.