Deir Ezzor and Raqqa…The Victims of The So-Called Ceasefire

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The international community has overlooked Deir Ezzor province and its people again in a recently introduced ceasefire in Syria. The ceasefire agreement between Turkey, Russia and a delegation from the opposition has sparked an outrage among activists and civilians from Deir Ezzor province since the agreement ignored the fate of the province.


It is obvious that the agreement is a productive step to put an end to the bloodshed in Syria and alleviate the suffering of civilians, mainly barbaric atrocities committed against them.


However, for the majority of people in Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, the agreement separates the two cities from the Syrian family. It is also a means to give the Russian and Assad killing machines the green light to carry out more massacres against Deir Ezzor and Raqqa.


People of the Euphrates have admonished their bothers in other Syrian provinces for beng happy with the signing of the ceasefire agreement and the overlooking of the miserable situation in both Deir Ezzor and Raqqa.


There are concerns over the fate of civilians, as the organization will use them as human shields to protect itself from the upcoming intense offensives. In an initial move, Daesh established their headquarters between civilian houses and issued a law which forces civilians to wear the Pakistani dress code so that people in their controlled areas look just like them.


Because of being overlooked and neglected by the rebels and the ceasefire deal, civilians in Deir Ezzor might start flocking to the ranks of Daesh. The ceasefire will enable the regime to concentrate its attacks on Deir Ezzor and Raqqa, meaning that Assad’s forces might recapture those cities and start committing atrocities against civilians on the pretext of revenge.


The Russian warplanes committed a massacre in the Murat town, Deir Ezzor’s eastern countryside, which claimed the lives of four civilians and wounded tens of others. It took place during the hour in which the agreement of ceasefire was announced.


The overlooking of around 1 million and a half of civilians in both, Deir Ezzor and Raqqa, contradicts the principles of the Syrian Revolution.

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