News Exercise #203


1. How many people are still in Raqqa?
2. Why are they still there?
3. What do they face if they go out?
4. How did he describe the residents’ situation?

Answers:
1. How many people are still in Raqqa?
20-25,000
2. Why are they still there?
It is too dangerous to go out. There is an “iron-clad death trap”. It’s safer to stay amidst IS territory than to try to escape.
3. What do they face if they go out?
They face snipers, minefields, and coalition bombardments from artillery and from coalition jets.
4. How did he describe the residents’ situation?
He said that it was absolute hell.

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