IC delegation visits Al-Raqqa Central Prison in Syria, reasons unknown
Al Mayadeen sources report that a delegation from the US-led International Coalition visited the central prison in Al-Raqqa where ISIS members are detained and the the reasons for the visit are still unkown.
Al Mayadeen sources reported on Saturday that a delegation from the International Coalition visited the Central Prison in the Syrian province of Al-Raqqa, which houses detainees from the elements of the ISIS organization.
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"Elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish internal security forces (Asayish) are on high alert in the city of Al-Raqqa with the closure of most roads leading to it," the sources said.
The sources also pointed out that, "there are no clear reasons for the visit of the coalition delegation, which also visited the cities of Manbij and Ayn Al-Arab in the countryside of Aleppo over the past two days."
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Last April, Syria sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and to the UN Security Council about the war crimes of the US-led international coalition in the city of Raqqa in 2017.
The letter stressed that the goal of the coalition's operation was to destroy infrastructure and public and private property and target civilians in Al-Raqqa, Ayn Al-Arab, and Al-Baghouz, highlighting that US official sources have admitted to the killing and injuring of 240 civilians in the city.
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Al Mayadeen sources reported last June that the Al-Raqqa Central Prison was attacked at dawn and that up to hundreds of prisoners, including ISIS members, escaped.
The US military has been 2017 illegally controlling territories in the north and northeast of Syria in the provinces of Deir Ezzor, Al-Hasakah, and Al-Raqqa, where the largest oil and gas fields in Syria are located.
Damascus has repeatedly deemed the presence of the US military on its territory as an occupation and state piracy with the aim of outright theft of oil.
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