Raqqa, between two terrors

Abdalaziz Alhamza “RBSS”

It is not a field survey and not a UN concern; it is a reality people of the northern suburbs of Raqqa started displacing after the declaration of (Euphrates Anger) led by Syrian Democratic Forces which is basically formed by the YPG forces and supported by the International Coalition air forces.

Villages in northern Raqqa are falling under YPG control; the first village was Al Hesheh, in which the international coalition committed a massacre, 25 innocent civilians were killed. After that, people of Khnez fled their houses because they fear to face the same destiny of Al Hesheh, and they are now left alone to face the cold winter especially with the complete shutdown of the Turkish borders, not to mention Tel Abyad where the Kurdish forces banned Arabs from entering it unless they have a Kurdish sponsor.

On the other hand, people of Raqqa city are waiting for their destiny. According to an earlier opinion poll conducted by RBSS in Raqqa, people of Raqqa do not want to test what is already tested in other locations and they fear of what is coming, what if the Kurdish forces took their city? The Kurdish forces are known for their displacing of Arab and Turkmen civilians, what is going to happen for their city? They do not know anything especially because ISIS banned TVs and internet cafes; people of Raqqa now face an internal siege imposed by the terrorist group when they banned civilians from leaving the city to use them as human shields. Mosques and Hosba patrols are calling for jihad.

The international community is launching a military campaign to eliminate the terrorist group ISIS, but who is coming after? A no less terrorists! You cannot replace a terror with a no less terror.
Would Raqqa people face the same destiny of the Arab villages in northern countryside of Raqqa?

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".