It happened during the operation to free the last great enclave that was in the hands of the terrorists, according to a major investigation on-the-ground and with satellite images that lasted almost two years. Amnesty International calls on the US, UK and France to evaluate their mistakes in the Syrian city of Raqqa so that they do not commit them again.
Islamophobia is the new normal, also among politicians of any ideology, co-editor of the European Islamophobia Report, Enes Bayrakli, says. He warns this -which he considers “anti-Muslim racism” threatens the very foundations of democracy in Europe, with possible new terror attacks but also from within the institutions.
Dan Hett has received so many press requests for an interview that he has already warned on his website and his Twitter account with a “polite no” that he is not available for journalists at the moment. Lately, he has got quite famous in the UK and he himself highlighted -somehow astonished- having reached 10,000 followers just recently.
The loss of its last stronghold hinders the terrorist narrative of being a calling itself an “Islamic State”, but for some time now its territorial control had been already reducing and altering its strategy. Now the question in Raqqa is who will rebuild the city in the midst of the complex Syrian war.