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Jonathan Spyer: New photos from Raqqa

Updated: Jul 31, 2018

Jonathan Spyer's new photos from Raqqa in July 2018 show the city struggling to cope with reconstruction and cleaning up destruction caused by last year's war on ISIS.

In some places locals have come to strip the ruins of metal and other items that can be sold or reused.

In others signs for local businesses hang next to destroyed shops and usable buildings.

Raqqa, July 2018 (Jonathan Spyer)

The historic City walls of Rafiqa (Raqqa). The wall was central to the battle against ISIS in 2017. On June 12, 2017 the SDF reached the historic wall and it breached it on July 4 after battles around it.

The ancient walls of Raqqa (Jonathan Spyer)

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