DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5: 50 P.M.) – A group of militants fighting under the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces filmed themselves looting shops and stores in the devastated Syrian city of Raqqa.
The looters precisely named the stores being plundered and pinpointed the location; namely near Omar Mosque. This more likely prove they are locals of the city.
Hundreds – if not thousands – of Arab tribesmen have joined the predominantly-Kurdish SDF in order to fight the Islamic State in Raqqa. However, both Arab and Kurdish militants were widely accused for looting and theft.
The US-backed militia took over Raqqa after an evacuation deal with ISIS militants following months-long battles which turned the northern Syrian city into ruins and rubble.