AL-TABQA-The first neighborhood of al-Tabqa city at the north entrance of the city suffers from a crack in some of its buildings due to its weakness structure, the diversion of water and sewage networks inside the building, in addition to the destruction of part of it due to the fierce fighting that took place in the neighborhood being the last neighborhood last neighborhood where IS mercenaries barricaded themselves before the liberation of the city from them as part of the Euphrates Wrath campaign on 10 May 2017.
IS mercenaries before their defeat from the city west of al-Raqqa city in north Syria, were digging of a network of tunnels in the first neighborhood area, which led to the fragility of the land in the neighborhood and the scars of buildings basis.
With the arrival of the Euphrates Wrath campaign to al-Raqqa city and the arrival of thousands of displaced people to al-Tabqa city, which amounted to about 250 thousand displaced persons, according to previous statistics of the Organization Affairs office, they were forced to live in the first neighborhood despite the destruction and the risk of the collapse of some buildings in addition to the debris from destroyed floors to the lower decks inhabited.
Within the framework of this and within the annual plan adopted by the people’s municipality in al-Tabqa, the rubble removal project was examined from the first neighborhood and the feasibility study of reconstruction of the neighborhood in case of the necessary equipment of building materials.
The head of al-Tabqa People’s municipality, Mohammed Jerjnazi, confirmed that the al-Tabqa people’s municipality had removed some of the ruins of the neighborhood earlier, but most residents of the neighborhood “refused to remove the rubble because of promises by some international organizations to rebuild their homes.” Jerjanazi did not name those organizations.
In the same context, said Jerjanazi: “The international organizations have not fulfilled any promise to this moment and at all levels and these promises are still on paper.”