Raqqa in ruins: Mile after mile of devastated streets and bombed out tower blocks

Haunting images have emerged of war-torn Raqqa after the expulsion of ISIS.

In scenes eerily reminiscent of Berlin after the Allied Invasion of Germany in 1945, skeletal buildings and burnt-out cars line deserted streets.

  • pettifog

    How long will it be before Trump gets blamed for this?

  • mobuyus

    Looks like a typical islamic city to me.

    • marty_p

      After looking at the photos there are probably a few homesick Somalis.

  • Bernie

    Where Islam goes, remakes flows.

  • Felicia Scott

    That’s islam for you. Everyplace it appears turns into dump.

  • Millie_Woods

    Stockholm 2045.

    • Linda1000

      Oh, that’s optimistic. How about before 2030?

  • Dana Garcia

    Death and destruction is the footprint of islam.

  • tom_billesley

    The arab dynastic states won’t fork out for reconstruction, they’ll blackmail the west into pouring money into the job (with suitable allowance for local “commission” of course) on threat of more migration to the west.

  • Syria has deserved this ruinous fate. Maybe these years of war will make Syrians a bit less mean.

    • Dana Garcia

      Unlikely. These are muslims, whose religion demands death and destruction. Rubble is practically a sign of sacrament.

      • Lol. It will keep them busy for a while, anyway.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      At the end of the day the Syrians really did bring this upon themselves.
      Compare to how the German civilians spontaneously formed work details and started to rebuild after 1945.
      Five years later Germany was beginning to be a nice place again, Syria in five years will look like the same ruin.
      That is because of the people and their culture.

      • Even without war, their cities are disgustingly dirty and broken down.

  • canminuteman

    And by about 1955 Berlin was basically rebuilt. Raqqa will likely never be rebuilt since all the people have left and will likely never go back, now that they are happily collecting welfare checks in Europe and North America.

  • deplorabledave

    la farge is gonna make a killing.

  • Allan

    This is their Caliphate “paradise” on earth.

  • DaninVan

    ‘Oooh, ooh…let me help pay for rebuilding!’ Said no one. But wait for it; MiniT has the turnip truck loaded and ready to go.

    • CoolTolerance

      Trust Trump. If the U.S. has to be part of the rebuilding, it will come at a price.

  • Barrington Minge

    I try, but I cannot find any sympathy for them. This is the result of “islam”