[...] Pipes said that Iran’s Lake Urmia, the largest lake in the region, has lost 95% of its water since 1996.
In Yemen, where a civil war is raging, drinking water “is down to less than one quart per person per day” in many mountainous areas, he said, citing water expert Gerhard Lichtenthaeler.
In Iraq, “The April 25 seizure of the Tharthar Dam and opening of one of the dam’s gates demonstrates the growing prioritization of water infrastructure in Islamic State’s strategy,” wrote Micah Zenko on the Council on Foreign Relations website last week.
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