The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Al-Raqqah | Emergency teams find remains of ISIS women and children under rubble of destroyed house in Al-Tabqa city

SOHR activists have reported that the emergency response team of Internal Security Forces recovered the remains of dozens of bodies of ISIS women and children under the rubble of a house destroyed by previous bombing by warplanes near the cultural centre in the second district of Al-Tabqah city in the western countryside of Al-Raqqah.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, ISIS used this house as a shelter for the widows of the dead ISIS members and their children before liberating the city from ISIS’s grip.

The remains of the dead people were found when the owners of the house began clearing the rubble, then they found human bones and skulls under the rubble.

According to the testimonies of the neighbours who lived there during the control of ISIS over Al-Raqqah, the house was used as a”shelter” of ISIS families of the dead ISIS members.

The house was hit by shelling just before Al-Raqqah’s liberation, and ISIS was unable to remove the bodies from the rubble due to the intensification of the fighting in the city.

It is worth noting that SDF took control of Al-Tabqah city in Al-Raqqah countryside in May 2017 after violent battles by SDF fighters backed by International Coalition forces against ISIS.