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>> After regaining control over Aleppo, the Syrian government's turning its sights on the capital.
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mping up its fight to recapture a strategic area to the northwest of Damascus.
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e Wadi Barada Valley's currently under rebel control. And crucially, it's where much of the capital's water supply comes from.
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Since taking control of the area in 2012, rebels have mostly allowed government engineers to keep a vital water pumping station running. But now, according to residents and this amateur video, the army is stepping up its offensive, with a bombing campaign that's damaged the facility. Rebel fighters have previously cut the water supply to Damascus to try and prevent the army from taking Wadi Barada.
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But it's a tactic that's no longer likely to work, with government forces now emboldened by their success in Aleppo.