The village of Tal al-Saman Shamali, north of Al-Raqqa, is 35 km on the main road between AL Raqqa and the border town of Tal Abyad with Turkey.
The village is located in the middle of the northern AL- Raqqa countryside. It is a strategic node. It is a transportation complex, The road runs from the north to three main branches: Kobani and Manbij, the second towards Tal Abyad and the third towards Khnezat and the surrounding villages, It has a population of about 5000 people working in agriculture and sheep raising.
The village passed by the largest irrigation project in the Syrian north, the Belikh channel or what is known locally (the main channel) It starts from Lake Euphrates in the south-west to the administrative border of Deir al-Zour in the south-east and irrigates its fields of more than 18,000 hectares. Its plains flow from the north and form a mix of Arab tribes that have lived for decades.
In the Syrian crisis, the village suffered many battles due to its strategic location, where it was shelled by the 93rd Brigade in Ain Issa and the regime’s aircraft during the period of battles between the so-called Free Army and the regime’s forces. Then, Which posed an additional threat to the lives of its children. In the campaign to liberate al-Raqqa, the Syrian Democratic Forces took them out of the organization of ISIS with the end of last year. In all the previous battles, their inhabitants were displaced, causing additional suffering. These battles left a lot of destruction in the village, especially the schools, the village water tank, In the village.
Now the villagers are trying to return the destroyed houses and do some small projects to restore the normal life of the village, hoping for a better future and hoping that the war will end in the entire region.