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Syria’s Raqqa devastated, ‘de-facto occupied & run by a gang of incompetents’ – Russia’s UN envoy

The US and its allies are doing practically nothing to help rebuild Raqqa, which is de-facto occupied, Russia’s UN Ambassador told the UNSC, after a UN representative reported on the mass-scale devastation of the Syrian city. On average, an estimated 50 people a week are being killed in Raqqa, the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator told members ...

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‘Thousands of rotting corpses’ under ruins of Raqqa a public health crisis – Russian MoD

The Russian Defense Ministry has criticized the Western-led coalition for creating a sanitation emergency in Raqqa after it took the Syrian city from Islamic State, but failed to organize a clean-up or rebuild. READ MORE: ‘Go back to Raqqa & bury bodies’: Putin calls for investigation into strikes on civilians in Syria “The epidemiological situation in Raqqa remains very grave. ...

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‘Go back to Raqqa & bury bodies’: Putin calls for investigation into strikes on civilians in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said there should be an investigation into the massive airstrikes on residential areas in Syria’s Raqqa. Putin pointed out that the dead are still unburied and corpses are lying in the ruins. “As for crimes, go back to Raqqa and at least bury the dead bodies, which are still lying amid the ruins after the ...

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‘Children pick up things that explode in their hands’ – HRW calls for Raqqa de-mining efforts

Raqqa residents are desperate for more support from the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition for de-mining efforts as hundreds of people have already been killed, says HRW’s Nadim Houry. Hundreds of civilians, including over 150 children, have been killed by homemade landmines in Syria’s Raqqa since its liberation from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, according ...

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‘Ghost town’: Residents of ‘liberated’ Raqqa left to rebuild their ruined city unaided

Months after its liberation from ISIS by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, Raqqa still lies in ruins. However, neither the militants nor the coalition itself seem to be keen on helping to rebuild the destroyed Syrian city. The north-eastern Syrian city, which was once the de-facto capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist caliphate, was retaken back ...

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115 bodies of civilians & Syrian troops killed by ISIS recovered from 2 mass graves in Raqqa (VIDEO)

Published time: 31 Dec, 2017 05:05 Edited time: 31 Dec, 2017 05:48 Two mass graves uncovered near the former terrorist stronghold of Raqqa became the final resting place for dozens of Syrians executed by ISIS. The effort to recover their remains is underway, with at least 115 bodies found so far. After the liberation of the former capital of the ...

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British volunteer killed clearing landmines in Raqqa after joining fight against ISIS

Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 11:21 A British man who travelled to Syria to fight Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has died. Oliver Hall, from the south of England, was killed on November 25 during a mine clearance operation in Raqqa, the former IS capital. Hall, 24, was working alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) when he died, an ...

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Secret Mossad op in Raqqa uncovered laptop bomb plot, prompting device ban on UK flights

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 10:07 Edited time: 24 Nov, 2017 10:07 Ever wondered why British authorities won’t let you take your laptop in carry-on luggage when flying back from certain Middle East countries? Details of a secret Israeli operation in Syria have now emerged, offering a few answers. Airlines abruptly stopped letting passengers take laptops in their cabin baggage ...

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US coalition occupied, not liberated Raqqa from ISIS – Syrian FM

The US-led coalition has cruelly destroyed civilian infrastructure and has occupied the city of Raqqa it captured from ISIS, Syria’s Foreign Ministry has said, accusing the “illegitimate alliance” of misleading the international community about its true intentions. “Syria considers the claims of the United States and its so-called alliance about the liberation of Raqqa city from ISIS to be lies ...

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Russia says ISIS controls less than 5% of Syria as rights groups raise alarm over Raqqa

The area controlled by Islamic State in Syria has been reduced to less than 5 percent, the Russian Defense Ministry said, but human rights groups remain concerned about the “dire humanitarian situation” in Raqqa, captured from jihadists by US-backed militias. Read more “Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] currently controls less than 5 percent of Syrian territory,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey ...

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