Panel Discussion: Raqqa and Beyond

The All-Party Parliamentary Group Friends of Syria organised a panel discussion titled "Raqqa and Beyond: The fight against ISIS and its aftermath" on 24 October, attended by our Research and Policy Coordinator Bilal Sukkar, that addressed expected challenges following the ousting of ISIS from Raqqa. Panel participants included Kinda Haddad of Airwars, Ikbal Ben Gaied Hassine of People Demand Change, and Rana Khalaf, fellow with the Centre for Syria Studies, University of St Andrews. The talk engaged with forthcoming political and social challenges including issues of governance, legitimacy, security, services provision, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and social cohesion. The discussion was concluded with a set of recommendations provided by the panellists.


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