Syria: What's in a name?

Google maps has been doing some renaming in civil war torn Syria in sympathy to the rebel forces and as a jab to Assad himself. Lake Assad, an artificial body feeding the Tabqa dam in Syria, is now called Revolutionary Lake. Although the lake had been under the control of the anti-Assad coalition, it has been overtaken by the Islamic State to the detriment of Raqqa and Aleppo residents that now face water shortages due to IS managing to achieve a precipitous drop in the water level. Revolutionary toponyms have always been after all reliable sources of drama.

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