Russia lied about targeting ISIS

Exclusive – Raqqa is being slaughtered silently

since the beginning of the flights that carried out by the Russian air force at the Syrian airspace the Russians consistently promoted that their airplanes working on targeting the extremism groups in Syria especially ISIS.
But in time it turned out that the Russian strikes didn’t effect greatly ISIS, where it was targeting the civilians directly in Raqqa the main headquarters of ISIS, most of the raids also focused on the areas where battalions of the FSA and its headquarters in each of Idlib and Hama and in both cities there isn’t any camp or cell for ISIS, we will list and detail the raids carried out by Russian troops in the city of Raqqa since their intervention in the conflict in Syria directly
The first Russian raid on Raqqa city was on 17th of September this year, before the official announcement for the Russian attacks in Syrian space, the raids targeted many locations in the city and it was (Jawd Anzoor school – the Real Estate – Aldrae’a neighborhood next to the directorate of feed – Alfardos neighborhood next to Sada internet café – hospital of obstetrics – the industrial area) and it led to a nearly 40 martyrs and 75 wounded among civilians

After that, the Russian raids rolled to target Raqqa city frequently in close times, and were as follows:
September 21st, the Russian aviation carried out 12 air strikes targeted many of sites in the city ( Alzahra’a school at Althakaneh neighborhood – the summer hall for Alkarnak hotel at Althakaneh neighborhood – the garage of the fire extinguishing, Alquadisia Sq. Alromania neighborhood – Alforosia area – the yellow warhous – Almashleb neighborhood – the national hospital) , these raids have left 22 martyrs in addition to the 50 injured, all of them civilians.

September 24th, the Russian aviation carried out 2 air strikes on Ma’adan city east of Raqqa city which cause the martyrdom of one person and the injured of other five of the civilians.

September 26th, the Russian aviation attacked Ma’adan city again with two air strikes it led to the 2 martyrs and 4 wounded among civilians
September 29th the Russian aviation carried out a raid on the sides of the city from the eastern side, the raid did not result in any material or human damage, while some sources that close from the regime said that four members from ISIS were killed, but the reporter of the RBSS confirmed that the targeted location was evacuated in an earlier period as a result of targeted repeatedly by the international coalition aviation

This October 1st, the Russian aviation carried out many night raids on a location for ISIS west of Raqqa city, they also targeted the avant-garde camp south of the city, which led to the killing of a number of ISIS members known of them (Abo Bilal the Tunisian) that known as a one of ISIS member who participated in arresting the Jordanian pilot Moa’az Kasasbeh

October 7th The fall of the Scud missile on the Sides of Altabqa city west of Raqqa, believed to be a missile which was shoot from the Caspian Sea by the Russian Navy, where they found the remains of the missile and the writings on it was by the Russian language .
The missile has led to a large mass in the place where it fell, despite the fact that the area is far from the city and from any of ISIS headquarters.

October -13th, a long – range missile targeted a gas station (Alrawi station) on the international road Raqqa-Aleppo, which led to the martyrdom of 5 civilians

In sum, and as a result of tracking and monitoring the overall of Russian raids, we find that the number of strikes reached nearly / 36 / raid in addition to the fall of two missiles from long-range missiles, noting that these raids didn’t effect on ISIS directly, where the sum of ISIS killed members was little comparing with the total martyrs among civilians, The death toll from ISIS was/ 4 / members while fell out of the civilian about / 70 / people
On the other hand, two sites belonging to ISIS has been targeted while the number of civilian places that have been targeted about / 22 / position.

as a result for this reality ISIS realized that the Russian aviation is like the Syrian one doesn’t constitute a major threat to the members and locations , that’s why they are no longer address these raids through the ground-based seriously because they know that It is imprecise and indiscriminate and it’s only targeting the civilians mainly , although the Russian Aviation superior to his Syrian counterpart in terms of maneuverability, speed and amount of the load and the size of the explosions, which left behind.

Thus the sky of Raqqa city is witnessing state of crowed by the flight of the various countries of the world, starting with the aviation of the Syrian regime to the international coalition aviation and the end of the Russian aviation hearing the sounds of the ambulance and the sirens that lunched with the ground-based daily and normal in the city

And hearing the sound of the airplanes is ordinary and the absence of it is the exception to the civilians who persecuted by the destruction and death from all over the world, who did not die as a result of the ISIS practices on the ground, his fate will be the death coming from the sky sent by the Russian aviation and its ally the regime, or death as a result of mistakes committed by the international coalition aviation.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".


  1. a ask
    October 21, 2015 - 5:31 am

    Its terrible what the civilians in the whole region and especially in the IS-controlled areas are going through. The russians have their own agenda and eliminating IS is not part of that agenda.

  2. Sanpatkan
    October 22, 2015 - 3:38 am

    Syrian people are the only ones responsible for this. For Russia and US or other coalition countries, it is a ground to test their war preparedness. They are doing it not out of love for Syrians nor for humanity. So they can’t be wrong.
    Syrians have to rise against ISIS and any other threat and have to drive them out. Then and then only they will get a long lasting peace. Instead what they are doing is that running in droves toEuropean countries asking for asylum and free lodging.
    Syria has very few worthy people like you and hence landed in chaos. No country ever help other country out of humanity. Understand this.

  3. verwustung
    October 22, 2015 - 10:13 am

    Thank you for all you are doing. God Bless and hope for the best!

    Who can really trust the Russians anyway as they are big liars just like our liars here in the US. That is why we need people like you to show the world the truth. Thanks again

  4. October 31, 2015 - 4:12 pm

    I am Christian, of Baptist faith, and am even ashamed to write a comment on this post, because I cannot represent to myself what does it mean to live in Raqqa today. But I know that we, the Christians who have not deviated from the faith, will be treated by the New Eurasian Roman Catholic Empire (EU and Putin’s Russia) exactly like you Syrians, are treated now. I tell you one thing: in the Western world you (I mean the Opposition to Assad and ISIS etc,) are completely hidden by a pro-Putin propaganda. We were for months obsessed by the “Siege of Kobane” meanwhile Raqqa is forgotten. Everything about “Kurd” is OK, but everything related to Sunni always with a negative nuances in the media. Everywhere reigns the blame on USA for “having created ISIS”, but the total silence on the Assad’s regime responsibility in the birth of the IS.

  5. James Montgomery
    November 3, 2015 - 8:48 pm

    I like the work you do. If you’re writing in English though, would be interested at all in some freelance grammatical editing?

  6. Ian
    December 2, 2015 - 2:13 am

    Surprise surprise for western eyes, a comments area regarding Russia’s cosy love in with Al-Assad that has not been spammed by “the internet research agency”, poison dwarf Putins web tool. This must be the only website with English language free commenting that has not been shit upon by Putins cheaply paid army of misinformers.

  7. Ian
    December 2, 2015 - 2:34 am

    You would have to understand the nuance of news media public comments to know how deeply the public of European countries is divided.
    Taken at face value the followers of right wing publications with an internet presence are more than happy to see Raqqa vapourised by nuclear weapons.
    Some think the city is entirely populated by the nihilists, others think it OK to flatten the city because collateral damage is acceptable if you remove the problem (problem of terror attacks in Europe). There is little empathy to be witnessed in the public comments of online English language news outlets.
    You are up against a tide of people hating you because of where you live. Assad wants you dead, the Russians want Assad in power so that they can replenish their ships, America twiddles its thumbs, Europe mostly turns the other way and the scum that roams Assads ungovernable regions torments you daily.
    What could a population have done to deserve all of those curses.

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