Yassin Al-Hajj Saleh

Yassin Al-Hajj Saleh, a Syrian activist, writes for, a journal of political affairs co-sponsored by the European Endowment for Democracy.

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A wary return to Raqqa

In mid-October, the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed, predominantly Kurdish militia with ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey, “liberated” my hometown, Raqqa, from Daesh. Arabs, a majority of the region’s population, had little to do with Daesh’s ouster.

November 17, 2017