The Syrian interim government has conducted a study of the consequences that may arise if Tishrin Dam collapsed. The study shows that 20 villages, spanning an area of 176 square kilometers, will be directly affected.
The interim Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on Thursday sent an appeal to the United Nations, the Red Crescent, the Red Cross and all organizations and countries concerned with the situation in Syria to take immediate action to keep Tishrin Dam away from the ongoing battles taking place in its surroundings.
The ministry warned that the collapse of the dam would lead to a humanitarian disaster. The ministry called for allowing the technical staff to re-operate the dam.
To ease pressure on the dam, the ministry contacted the Turkish government to stop the flow of water from the Euphrates River till the dam is re-operated. (Source: Syrian Coalition)