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    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    • Haunting City of Death: Raqqa in Ruins Post Liberation From Daesh
    © AFP 2018/ Bulent Kilic
    The operation to liberate Raqqa began on June 6. Officially the city was liberated from Daesh militants on October 20.

    Photo: A woman cries as she looks at her house in Raqqa on October 20, 2017.

    Take a look at what has remained from Raqqa after its liberation from Daesh in Sputnik's gallery.

    The Syrian city of Raqqa has been liberated from Daesh terrorists after almost one year of fighting. The city, which was once thriving and bustling before the war, now lies in complete ruins. The Russian Defense Ministry has compared Raqqa to the German city of Dresden, which had been heavily bombed by the US and British forces in February 1945.

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