Syria: Footage shows devastation of Raqqa in ruins

The brutal horror wreaked upon the Syrian city of Raqqa is revealed in this devastating footage filmed on Sunday. Destroyed buildings, wreckage, burnt-out cars and piles of rubbish strewn across the streets of this war-ravaged city. The city has almost been turned to a deserted wasteland with no working electricity or running water. Less than one percent of the population's 300,000 now remain... Еще in the city, which is still laced with booby traps and explosives left behind. Some 3,000 bombs have reportedly been dropped on the former so-called Islamic State stronghold (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) by the US-led coalition since January, paving the way for a ground victory by the opposition forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the People's Protection Unit (YPG). The capturing of Raqqa by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) served as a significant territorial and symbolic blow to the militant group.

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