The city of Raqqah has remained devastated following the defeat of ISIS in the area by forces of the US-led coalition and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. Unlike the ‘bloody Assad regime’, the US-led coalition did not bother itself with supporting reconstruction works in areas cleared from militants.
On December 9, the Russian Military Police deployed in Raqqah city in order to provide civilians there with humanitarian aid. According to the Defense Ministry’s Zvezda TV, this humanitarian action will be turned into a regular practice.
The current estimated population of Raqqah is around 40,000. The pre-war population of Raqqah was around 200,000.