Since militant group ISIS claimed to have established an Islamic caliphate, the city of Raqqa has become as its capital.
However, reports emerging form various sources say there is growing hatred between the poor, who have been largely left to fend for themselves, while the Islamic State fighters live a life of five-star luxury. The poor in the Syrian city of Raqqa have been left to suffer as food and fuel prices spike.
Moreover, hospitals have also been closed down as doctors abandon their posts, or run out of medical supplies, leaving people to travel to Turkey for medical help, with many dying along the way.
A Syrian said, “As soon as they arrived, they became the elite of the community.
They were given comfortable homes and cars — and they get a generous salary every month. Recently, a bombing left many people, including fighters, badly hurt. ‘We ran to help and saw ISIS trucks arrive and remove their men for treatment, leaving the civilians just lying there.”