Raqqa is one of the Syrian cities that has been heavily damaged during the war.
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The U.S. government's aid chief, Mark Green, made an unannounced visit to Raqqa in Syria Monday, the most senior U.S. civilian official from the Trump administration to visit the war-struck northern city months after it was retaken from Daesh (ISIS).Green was accompanied by head of the U.S. Central Command General Joseph Votel as the United States ramps up post-conflict stabilization in areas where Daesh has been driven out by American-backed militia."We're at the point where people really do want to go home so this is the moment to seize," Green, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), said in a phone interview with Reuters after his seven-hour visit to Raqqa and the Ain Issa camp for people displaced by fighting.As he drove through the densely built-up city with Votel, Green said he was struck by the devastation to buildings and roads, caused by U.S-led coalition air strikes and militia firing from homes.
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