Syrian Democratic Forces throw war remnants into Euphrates river in al-Raqqa

تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 19 أغسطس، 2018 4:16:27 م خبر عسكرياجتماعي وحدات حماية الشعب الكردية

Al-Raqqa - SMART

On Saturday, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters threw missiles and other remnants of war into the Euphrates river in the city of al-Raqqa, Northeastern Syria.

SMART obtained photos showing fighters in small boats throwing missiles near an old bridge on the Euphrates, while SDF sources reported that their fighters threw away remnants of war after detonating missiles and landmines in al-Raqqa.

The Internal Security Forces belonging to the Kurdish Autonomous Administration in al-Raqqa, reported, "We deny throwing remnants of war into the Euphrates; it is unsuitable and dangerous to civilians."

The Internal Security Troops added that they will prevent such acts in the future, noting that there is a specific date and place to detonate bombs and save civilians' lives.

The Internal Security Troops noted that there are several teams of experts specialized in detonating bombs, landmines, and homemade explosives in central al-Raqqa to secure the city for civilians.

The Internal Security Forces added that they use a specific location to detonate bombs and landmines "far away" from cities. The Internal Security Troops refused to reveal the exact location of the detonation place.

On July 18, 2018, a team of United States experts and fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units detonated landmines gathered in al-Raqqa's residential neighborhoods.

Difficult life conditions and the lack of job opportunities in al-Raqqa force many people to make a living by detonating explosives. The city of al-Raqqa is nearly destroyed, and thousands of landmines were left by the Islamic State (IS) before they withdrew.

IS landmine explosions continue to kill civilians on a regular basis, including children.

On May 10, 2017, the SDF gained control of al-Raqqa following battles with the IS. The SDF gained control of the al-Baath dam in the city on June 4, 2017.

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تحرير محمد علاء | ترجمة محمد غيث | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 19 أغسطس، 2018 4:16:27 م خبر عسكرياجتماعي وحدات حماية الشعب الكردية
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