Euphrates Anger has stopped and the biggest losers are civilians


Day by day the intentions of YPG and their new military campaign (Euphrates Anger) are getting much clear; they are trying to take advantage of the political pressure because they are leading the campaign that aims to control Raqqa, ISIS main stronghold in Syria, along with the battle of Al Bab in eastern Aleppo countryside. YPG are trying to put pressure over their allies in the US to put pressure over Ankara to stop Euphrates Shield which is only one Kilometer far from Al Bab and in a proactive attempt aims to prevent Euphrates Shield from entering Manbij.

The Kurdish militias are trying to link their controlled lands in East and West the Euphrates in order to establish their own canton northern Syria, which is from Qamishli to Ein Arab along to Afrin in northern Aleppo. Several leaders from YPG announced that Raqqa battle will stop if the Euphrates Shield joined the battle or advanced toward Al Bab and Manbij.

It is noted that after controlling Tal Samn Northern Raqqa the military operations have stopped. Raqqa battle now is limited on airstrikes which are random and led to several civilian losses. Airstrikes have focused on the villages in Raqqa’s Northern West countryside, near to Hazima, which means that the international coalition is trying to open another advancing lane. It is noteworthy that till now, not a single resistance move is made by ISIS.

In a related context, IDPs in Raqqa’s north and west countryside are suffering from the bad situations with a complete absence of any humanitarian organizations. As a result of that, a lot of the displaced families have returned to their villages despite the fact that they are not safe at all but the Kurdish militias on the other hand prevented many families from getting back to their villages.

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".