The Kurds liberated the Palace of Harun al-Rashid in raqqa

The Kurds liberated the Palace of Harun al-Rashid in raqqa

Kurdish self-defense forces stormed into Western districts of Raqqa and took the ruins of the Palace of Harun al-Rashid — a medieval ruler mentioned in the series of fairy tales “Thousand and one nights”.

According to the publication ANHA, storming Raqqa Kurdish troops managed to occupy located West of the city, the hill of Hercules, which the militants of the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) was used as the base.

As a result, the Kurds managed to occupy the ruins of the Palace of Harun al-Rashid is a medieval Caliph, to whom Scheherazade in the cycle “one Thousand and one nights” told their tales. The ruler’s Palace near Raqqa was built on the site of an ancient Roman fortress and was considered one of the local attractions. The hill of Hercules is traditionally considered the Western gate in Raqqa.

The Kurdish News Agency ARA News also reported the complete occupation of al-Mashlab in the Eastern part of Raqqa. Thus, the attack on the positions of militants in the city is from two directions, despite the attempts of terrorists to organize defensive positions.

2014 raqqa was considered the de facto capital of the self-proclaimed “Islamic state”. After Kurdish came to the city two months ago, reports surfaced that the families of militants began to evacuate towards the city of Deir ez-Zor in the South-East of Syria.

In raqqa province and joined the Syrian government army. After the lesson, the last stronghold of ISIS in the province of Aleppo supporters of Bashar al-Assad has managed to release several villages in raqqa. Now they are about 80 kilometers from the provincial center.