BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – Even Western mainstream media sources are now coming to realize and report on the sheer extent of the destruction that has been bestowed upon Raqqa. To this end, one particular Western journalist has noted that the urban devastation inflicted on the city exceeds that seen in Mosul and Aleppo.
Speaking via social media, BBC correspondent Quentin Sommerville says the destruction he has witnessed in Raqqa outdoes what he saw in Mosul.
Sommerville added that one of his fellow journalists who reported on the battle of Aleppo likewise claims that the destruction suffered by Raqqa is the worse they have seen yet.
Almost fourteen weeks ago, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, backed up by Coalition airpower and military advisors, officially commenced its long-awaited operation to expel ISIS militants from Raqqa city. As of now the US-backed alliance group has taken control of about two-thirds of the city.