The United Nations is ready to get into the Syrian city of Raqqa after so-called Islamic State (IS) was driven out after three years. Continue reading
The safety of thousands of civilians trapped by fighting in the northeastern Syrian city of Al Raqqa is giving serious cause for concern, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Friday. Continue reading
Violent clashes are taking place between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS in the operation to liberate Raqqa, dubbed the ‘Great Battle’.
The United Nations adviser on the prevention of genocide today expressed deep concern at the deteriorating situation of up to 25,000 civilians trapped in Syria’s Raqqa, noting that civilians are used as human shields in this de facto capital of ISIS terrorist group under intense bombardment.
The United Nations called on Thursday for a humanitarian pause to allow an estimated 20,000 trapped civilians to escape the Syrian city of Raqqa, and urged the U.S.-led coalition to rein in air strikes that have caused casualties.
The United Nations humanitarian wing is deeply concerned about the safety and protection of the thousands of civilians inside Raqqa city, many of them women and children, who are caught in the crossfire of the ongoing conflict, a UN spokesperson said today.
The Pentagon this week declared that 40 percent of Raqqa in Syria has been liberated. Bashar Assad’s forces are miles away from Abu Kamal, and it seems that in eight to 12 months eastern Syria will be cleared of Daesh. So what is next for the United States in Syria, especially with regard to the People’s Protection Units (YPG)?