The Tishrin Dam, Syria’s second-largest hydroelectric power station, has come under the control of government forces, said Boris Fomichev, a spokesperson for the Russian command of the armed forces in Syria, on November 18, RIA Novosti reports.
According to Fomichev, the entire area surrounding the power station had also been liberated. The power station already supplies electricity to the provinces of Raqqa and Aleppo, he said.
This is particularly important because, prior to the war, Aleppo was the country’s center of commerce, and the government is making significant efforts to restore it.
The Tishrin Dam was built 20 years ago on the Euphrates River with the help of Russian engineers. The dam is capable of producing 630 MW.
It should be noted that in November, the Syrian authorities took control over the Tabqa Dam, the largest hydroelectric power station in the country, located in the city of Al-Thawrah in the province of Raqqa.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency