Residents of Raqqa, a former stronghold of the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in northern Syria, spoke about how the conflict had impacted their city, footage filmed on Thursday shows.

Many residents recalled times before the conflict where services such as water and electricity weren’t so scarce.

One woman said, “There is no electricity in the town, there is no water. We are working and we can’t decide whether to eat or to buy electricity and water.”

Another Raqqa resident expressed her wish for the government to re-establish itself in the region, and to provide civil services again.

“I wish that reconciliation would take place, and the country would be better than before; the water and electricity [would return]. When the government is back, reconciliation will happen and this country would be back as it was,” she stated.

 

Video  credit: Ruptly

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Long Live Syria

When rebellion was started by vested groups they started and waged this illegal war for the last 7 years now and every one was against President Assad & Syrian Army. Now after having seen what the various rebel terrorist groups and the head chopper Daesh have done to their own people and cities the common people who were in favor of various rebel groups have realized that President Assad & Syrian Government is much better off. As for wishing that everything be better just like before is gonna take a very long time to rebuild. Wounds have to heal. Huge… Read more »

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syrian people power against illegal occupiers/coalition will eventually dominate

Daeshbags Sux
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What occupiers? SDF are Kurdish YPG and Arab tribes.
It’s a protection unit built by locals with foreign help to first defend against Iranian-created ISIS then squash them.
Liberation made the city suffer serious damages, services are still not fully back to cities like East-Aleppo or Deir-Ezzor now.
There is no Harry Potter to rebuild a city in the blink of an eye with his magic stick!

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iranian created isis? you are crazy! us, israel, uk, france, germany…created daesh

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Hmm your memory is very selective my little hasbara friend.
Let me see…. occupiers in Syria.

1/ Turkey … NW Syria Idlib area.
2/ US … Al-Tanf/ euphrates/ Iraq border
3/ France … NE Syria/ Euphrates
4/ Israel … Golan heights
5/ GB … Along the same areas as US and France though on a smaller scale and predominantly SAS special forces.
6/ … ISIS covered large areas of Syria at one time, but now in only present in a few small areas where the Israeli and US forces operate. 😉

Have i missed anyone ?

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Iran created ISIS now? lol Is that why ISIS never attacked Israel in Golan but they attacked even capital of Iran?
Educate yourself son.

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You have a very selective memory my little hasbara friend.
Now let me see …. occupiers.

1/ Turkey … NW Syria/ Idlib area
2/US … Al-Tanf/Euphrates/ Iraq border
3/ France … Manbij/ NE Syria
4/ Israel … Golan heights
5/ UK … Same areas as France/US though on a smaller scale and predominantly SAS special forces
6/ ISIS … At one time covered large areas of Syria but now confined to where the Israeli and US forces operate. 😉

Have i missed anyone ?

J. Jesus Ramirez
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You are a complete moran !!

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Bill Wilson

Screw Raqqa. They weren’t happy with the government in Damascus so welcomed in the militants while urging the SAA to leave so their precious city wouldn’t get destroyed from fighting. The militants turned out to be a PITA so Raqqa welcomed in ISIS with hopes they could run things better. ISIS turned out to be the worst of the bunch so the Raqqa residents pleaded for them to be ran out. Doing that did destroy their city so now they’re complaining about that.