Putin’s goal is destroying the city of Raqqa Not fighting ISIS

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once the Russian Kremlin announced its intention to intervene in the conflict in Syria to save the Assad regime under the pretext of fighting terrorism, until the Russian aircraft begun implementation of air sorties in the skies of Raqqa city and its countryside,
However, the repeated Russian’ statements of targeting ISIS were not consistent with the conduct of the raids carried out by the Russian aviation on the ground, as documented by local and international news agencies that most of the strikes were aimed mainly at the civilians, and through the shelling of residential neighborhoods, popular markets and public facilities and infrastructure that serve the civilians directly

This means that these raids were not aimed at the headquarters or any security military check points of ISIS known by everyone inside the city, but rarely, on the other hand they did not target the heavily armed ranks of ISIS which have long been scouring the public roads within and outside the city in the daylight, while the raids were aimed at the headquarters of ISIS ,they did not significantly affect the human structure of the military, where the losses of ISIS were virtually non-existent because most of the raids were aimed at former headquarters and absolutely empty of the ISIS members and its mechanisms as a result of the repeated targeting by the international airline alliance.

What makes the Russian raids more advanced than the raids of the Syrian regime?

-The big destruction as a result of the enormous destructive power of its missiles, which caused dozen of massacres 
– Over flights and bombing day and night, which was something that the Aviation of the Syrian regime incapable of
– Targeting all districts of the city, where neighborhoods have been bombed that have never been exposed to any raids, not to mention, being purely civilian neighborhoods.
– The systematic destruction of the infrastructure, and targeting sites that the Syrian regime did not dare to bomb such as bridges, water plants and silos and granaries.

What distinguishes the raids done by the Russian aircraft is another matter, which is targeting oil refineries which are called locally (oil Burners), which is a very small projects of refining crude oil in primitive ways, and they are owned mostly by the local population and have no direct link with ISIS
Also the raids targeted on the other hand, oil trucks that move between the towns of Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa and owned by civilians also.

And it seems like the Russian are trying so hard to convince the world that they are aiming at destroying all kinds of sources of ISIS through these raids that are targeting the Limited and primitive oil circulation which owned by the civilians, and that affects only the civilians,
However, the Russians know best about the economical and oil close relations between the regime and ISIS.
Not to mention targeting many of the Facilities and installations, which have been long ignored by the aviation of the regime previously, such as :

1. the trucks that move oil from where they find it inside areas controlled by ISIS to cities controlled by the regime
2. the wells that produce oil which by the way are still working until now under the supervision of ISIS 
3. the gas wells and the pipes that move it from ISIS areas to the regime’s, which the regime is depending on that for power generation
4. the trucks that move wheat and other sold grains by ISIS to middlemen working for the regime and deliver them to the its areas

on another hand, the Russian tried in Raqqa different kinds of weapons , such as, strategic missiles that were lunched from submarines stationed in the Caspian Sea, which landed in barren and free zones of population in the countryside of Raqqa, as they tried new types of Steric missiles, the residential neighborhoods were taking these kinds of experiments, and one of these experiments for instant , targeting the neighborhood of 23rd of Feb and the neighborhood of Saif Al Daola, where building were completely destroyed , and in some cases , streets were also completely destroyed , which is something happening for the first time in the city

The civilians inside the city of Raqqa realize that the first goal of these raids is evacuating the city completely from the locals, and that through targeting residential neighborhoods to force the families to be displaced to other safer areas.
as everyone knows that the Russian air force and its aviation are more advanced and developed significantly than the Syrian counterpart, and the mistakes are rarely done by the Russians , when they target a residential neighborhood where there is no sign of ISIS on the range of 4oo meters is a clear clue that the target is the civilians and no one else, as we mentioned before that the main goal is evacuating the city of the locals so the city of Raqqa will be an empty and free stage for all types of aviation, beginning with the aviation of the international coalition who is an assumed friends and ending with the most Aggressive enemy , the Russians and the Assad regime.

In this context we can understand that the US Department of Defense remarks that the upcoming military operation on the city of Raqqa will be extremely difficult and complicated, pointing that what it seems that the city is still filled with lots of people , which is a reason that’s preventing its military operations, and since ISIS has emptied its spots and re-spread in the residential neighborhoods inside the city to make it worse and more complicated, it is okay for the Russian to handle “ The Dirty Job” which is killing the families of the city and bombing it without any mercy or evacuation


The international coalition and the United States are aware of the Reconnaissance planes that are flying 24/7 in the skies of the city, However the Russian raids are focusing on the neighborhoods directly and ISIS to be affected is almost non-existent, Therefore they don’t care as long as they are achieving their main target which is evacuating the city of Raqqa from the civilians as many as possible , so their aviation can fly later on to destroy the city completely just like what they did before in the city of Ein Al Arab in north of Syria.

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".