US officials meet with Raqqa civilian council to discuss reconstruction

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Members of the Raqqa Civil Council. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

The Raqqa Civilian Council on Tuesday met with officials of the US State Department in Ayn al-Issa town to discuss the problems faced by the Raqqa council amidst ongoing fight against ISIS extremists.

The delegation included officials of the US State Department, including engineers from TRTK, MAG, RAMKO and IRD, and civil society organizations to discuss demining, reconstruction, rehabilitation, relief and humanitarian work.

The officials discussed the best ways to restore the infrastructure in the liberated areas and to open roads, repair bridges and repair the water and electricity network.

Moreover, they discussed the situation of IDPs [Internally Displaced Persons] and situation of civilians in liberated towns and villages, beside clearance of mines to prepare for the return of movement and life to the governorate of Raqqa.

Omar Alloush, a member of the council’s relations committee, confirmed that they have recently received nearly 1,000 tons of relief items, which have been distributed by the Office of Humanitarian Organizations in camps and villages. Moreover, more aid is expected so they could deliver support to the civilians affected by the conflict on a regular basis.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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