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Syrian Army regains control of second largest hydropower plant

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | November 20, 2019
The Syrian Army regained control of the facilities of the Tishreen hydroelectric plant on Tuesday, the second largest in the country, located on the Euphrates River about 90 kilometers east of the city of Aleppo in the north of this Arab nation.
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'The plant that was built in 1999 with the aid of the then Soviet Union, passed in 2015 to the Kurdish militias after the expulsion of terrorists from the Islamic State (ISIS) who occupied it in 2013,' the semi-official Al-Watan newspaper reported this Tuesday citing officials from the Ministry of Electricity.

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The report added that the six turbines of the dam are in good condition and each turbine has the capacity to generate about 105 megawatts.

'In the next few hours, the hydroelectric plant will recommence operations and supply power to the provinces of Aleppo and Raqa,' it indicated.

As for the dam, officials assure that it stores over nine billion cubic meters, which would improve the situation of irrigation of agricultural crops in the area.

Earlier this month, the Syrian Army took back control of the largest hydroelectric plant in Syria, located in the Tabqa dam in Raqa province and which had been in the hands of terrorists since 2013.