“The democratic forces of Syria”(SDF) on Friday, October 20, said that he fully liberated the city of Raqqa fighters from the terrorist group “Islamic state”.
A statement by the press Secretary of the Syrian Kurds led by the Alliance was made during a press conference located in the city centre, the stadium, which the militants at the time, was turned into a warehouse of ammunition and a huge prison.
“Our victory is a victory over terrorism, and the liberation of Raqqa marks the latest Chapter in the fight against terrorism in Syria,” – said the press Secretary of the opposition to Bashar al-Assad SDF the Talal Sello.
About establishment of the SDF control over Raqqa, which was the capital of the “Caliphate” of the Islamists, said on 17 October. But in the last days continued clean-up operations and searching for militants in all quarters of Raqqa. Control of the city is planned to transfer the civil administration, said representatives of the Syrian opposition. They also noted that the future of the town and the province will decide the people themselves. The raqqa province will recognize the power of the democratic decentralized government and the civil Council will be presented as Syrian Kurds and the Arabs, promised in the SDF.
According located in London, the Syrian monitoring centre for human rights, about 80% of the liberated city destroyed. In this regard, it is expected that the new city government will cooperate with international organizations and other States to restore the city.
“The democratic forces of Syria” began operation on liberation of Raqqa from ISIS a year ago. The city was de facto capital of ISIS in Syria. The Islamists seized Raqqa in 2014.
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