Due to the Syrian Liberation Army "Euphrates Shield" and the joint military operations of the Turkish Armed Forces and the Air Force of the International Coalition against ISIL, life in the Jarabulus earlier controlled by terrorists returns to normal, the agency AA rteports.
Gradually, Syrian refugees started returning to the liberated territories from the eastern Turkish provinces along the Turkish-Syrian border. They used to suffer from the constant atrocities of ISIL militants and the ongoing war. The number of Jarabulus residents before the military operation was up to three and a half thousand people, and at last count, around 20 thousand people have already returned home.
Little by little, the streets, the market square and a shopping arcade of Jarabulus become more lively. Like the rest of the Muslim world, Jarabulus residents celebrate the holiday Eid al-Adha. This time, at home, without prior animal fear and full of faith for a better future.
Citizens of Jarabulus held a festive prayer in the mosques, where after years of terrorist atrocities, the joyful and elated mood reigns. People congratulated each other on a great holiday, hoping to strengthen peace and unity in Syria.
The Head of the Karkamış City Administration (Gaziantep Province) told the AA news agency that Turkey continues to actively support the residents of the area. The nearest plans presuppose building a large bakery for Jarabulus residents and establishing a field hospital by the Ministry of Health of Turkey. Moreover the problems of water and electricity supply had been eliminated by Eid al-Adha.
Another gift for the youngest residents of the liberated city was the construction of a playground. The Gaziantep City Hall ordered to construct it on the first day of Eid al-Adha. The Head of the Mayor's Office Fatma Şahin later said that the most of the returning refugees are women and children:
“We built a playground for young residents of the city, so that they could feel the holiday atmosphere in Jarabulus. Life is returning to normal, and the locals are grateful to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the military of our country.”
The "Euphrates Shield" is a joint military operation carried out by the special operation groups with the Turkish Armed Forces and the Air Forces of the international coalition against ISIL terrorist organization in Syria, which started in the early morning of August, 24. The main objectives of the offensive are to clear the frontier regions from IS terrorists, ramp up the border security, provide support for the territorial integrity in Syria, as well as to prevent the creation of so-called "Kurdish corridor” on the southern border.