14 killed people, including foreign fighters in coalition raids on Almenbtah Oil Refinery

Abdalaziz Alhamza – Exclusive – Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

Coalition raids continued for five months on the city of Raqqa and surroundings, “caliphate capital ,” as ISIS supporters like to call it, which is under its control since the beginning of 2014, targeting headquarters and oil fields and refineries belonging to the group, in an attempt to dry up the sources of terrorism in the world.

Recent coalition raids targeted yesterday an oil refinery in Almenbtah village bordering Turkish border in the northern countryside of Raqqa, which employs civilian workers, but its profits go back to the benefit of the group, according to the reporter of “Raqqa is being slaughtered silently” in the region.

He added that coalition warplanes carried out two raids on the oil refinery causing completely destroyed, in the meantime nearly seven cars belonging to the group have gathered in the area, then warplanes waged another three raids targeting cars, which led to destroy and kill all of them.

Reporter revealed that : 14 members of the group were killed in the raids, including three Saudi fighters and another one from Egyptian nationality, in addition to nine wounded in a serious condition have been transferred to the city of Raqqa.

It is noteworthy that the first raid did not result any deaths of the civilians workers in the refinery or of the members of the group, because it was out of work in that time, since it is working in the morning, and guarded by the group at night.

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".