October 24, 2016

Raqqa activists calls French air strikes on IS ‘ineffective’

air strike on IS

France has started its air strikes with sever target on Islamic State (IS) in Syria since the deadly attacks in Paris on Friday, carrying out a series of raids on the jihadist group’s stronghold of Raqqa.

It is almost impossible to get any news out of Raqqa or even communicate with residents there.

IS has cracked down on activists and is controlling access to the internet.

The main group that is monitoring the situation in the city, which calls itself Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently, has to operate with extreme caution.

Last month, one of its members, Ibrahim Abdul Qader, was killed along with his friend, Fares Hamadi, in the southern Turkish town of Urfa, near the border with Syria.

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