Important events during the year of 2015

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2015 was not different than the year of 2014 to the families of the city of Raqqa , and even though the families hoped to be freed from ISIS in the second half of 2015, However, this hope faded away from the civilians, Because of what the militias of people’s protection units (YPG Yekîneyên Parastina Ge) have presented and imposed on the areas which they had control of in the North of Raqqa City after ISIS has retreated from. And we will try below to summarize the most important events that took place during 2015

The first third of the year

– January 2015

It began in 2015; it started with the Decision that was made by the Organization that prevented the women from travelling from outside the city of Raqqa.
and ISIS emphasized the procedures that was related to the women travelling and that led to the reduction of the women movement in the city significantly,
and following this decision, a state of protest and unrest among the civilians has emerged, However , ISIS suppressed these protests at the its start by violence and intimidation.

ISIS announced its intention to opening schools, and hiring teachers under some conditions, they must attend few courses that were done and ran by the organization itself, but these schools have not received the expected acceptance by the families of Raqqa that a large group of them refrained from sending their children to these schools.

And During this month:

The work of the Red Crescent in Raqqa has been ended, which had a major role in providing the necessary materials to the centers for water sterilization and subsidy displaced and supervision of some of the free inoculation campaigns and health centers this month.

Many members of the organization were killed at the battles of Ein Arab , as well as cases of dissent and escape from the ranks of the organization because of the ferocity of the battles in the city.

ISIS broadcasted videos showing the execution of the first Japanese hostage and sending a message by filming the second hostage to the Government of Japan.

Air raids of the international coalition continued on several locations in the province of Raqqa, particularly on the areas near the city of Ein Arab.

February 2015

The aviation of the regime came back to resume air raids on Raqqa, targeting civilians as usual in Hazema area north of the city.

ISIS killed the Jordanian pilot Mouaz AlKasasbeh burning to death inside Raqqa city, “Raqqa is being slaughtered silently,” was the first media outlet who revealed that process of the execution, before the organization announced the execution of Mouaz about a month earlier, the international coalition and the Jordanian Air Force particularly were quick to intensify their raids on ISIS sites in Raqqa in revenge for the killing of the Jordanian pilot

ISIS carried out a series of executions of many citizens in Raqqa on various charges, including dealing with the regime or practicing magic or dealing and abusing drugs, in an attempt of ISIS to impose a state of fear on the civilians through the implementation of such executions in public squares in the city.

General of Raqqa revolutionists announced that the city of Tel Abyad and around that city is a military zone during the displacement movement of some residents of the northern countryside towards Turkey.

ISIS provokes clans in the northern region and demands recruiting their sons in its ranks to stop the crawl of Kurdish factions and the general of Raqqa revolutionists.

The teachers were forced by ISIS to be committed to them in the city of Raqqa to repentance to them, threatening to confiscate the property of all teachers that were absent from this repentance.

March 2015

intensification of the pace of the battles between ISIS forces on one hand and the people’s protection units and the General of Raqqa revolutionists from the other side, and the organization fortifies the villages and towns in the northern countryside by digging trenches and establishing barriers in an attempt to prevent the fall of it by the hand of the attacking forces, and the tightening of security procedures in conjunction with the ongoing defections movement in the ranks of the organization.

ISIS displaced the people in the Kurdish villages in the countryside named Ein Issa and Tel abyad, and large part of these families have turned to Raqqa while the rest fled toward the areas of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units .

ISIS handles the supervision of transferring the grain from the northern region towards the city of Raqqa, and facilitates the transit of the grain trucks from the regime areas in Hasakah areas toward the city of Tartous.

Resumption of the air strikes launched by the international coalition aviation over the organization based sites in Raqaa and its countryside, and in addition to it, it’s throwing papers, leaflets that warn people from supporting the organization and not to join the ranks

The organization is supervising the civilians’ smuggling operations towards Turkish territory in an attempt to adjust the flight of the organization’s members among the masses of civilians.

The continued suffering of the city from the power cut for long hours, and the power fully absence from a large part of the province.

April 2015

A large number of children with Thalassemia in Raqqa had died because the specialist center for the provision of the services and treatment for these children stopped, and preventing the center from receiving aid from local or international sided only through the organization and under its supervision.

increasing in the numbers of the flocking civilians daily on the relief kitchen of Raqqa, while the organization was busy issuing decisions that make sure to prevent men from shaving beards, and wearing tight pants in particular the “jeans” ones, and the announcement of greater legitimacy courses for the owners of trades and professions and even preachers in Raqqa .

ISIS emphasizes the military defectors from the ranks of the Syrian regime and in opposition factions and subjects them to the legitimacy courses, which ISIS sought to convince them to return to take up arms and join the ranks.

The organization has put an iron cage in Tabqa city Square to keep inside of that iron cage the violators of its provisions.

Resumption the raids by warplanes of the international coalition on ISIS sites in Raqqa and its countryside, while the aviation of the Syrian regime has committed a massacre on one of the popular markets south Tabqa city.

The progress of the faction of the joint forces (free Syrian army + people’s protection units ) and the loss of ISIS of more villages in the north countryside of Raqqa city

ISIS has published a decision that included the orders of the commander of the organization to work on the new currency coinage of its own, it has also issued a number of publications and booklets that included and explained detailed categories and amounts of the currency which intends to coinage.

ISIS tighten noose on Sufi Sheikhs and intensify campaigns and pursue them and execute them.

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".