HomedialogueAl Bustan Park : From Spring Memories to Autumn Wars

Al Bustan Park : From Spring Memories to Autumn Wars

One of the most important features of Raqqa tourist, and its shadow that obscures the harshness of the sun in the summer was the safety of many of those who meet. It is the Park of Bustan( orchard ) located in the southern part of the city of Raqqa in Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik Street in an area of ​​approximately 3000 m adjacent to the Bank of Credit and the University of the Union previously from the west.

Al Bustan Park is one of the eight gardens in Raqqa city characterized by dense trees and greenery of cultivated plants, especially palm trees and kina. With pavements linking the three doors.

It is also characterized by the presence of statues of two stone lions were at the entrance to the northern door of the park, but the organization of  Daesh smashed in the policy to obliterate the cultural and archaeological features of the city, and has a lot of hammocks for children and some amusement parks.

With the beginning of the control of Daesh organization on the city of Raqqa, the parks in general have become almost completely empty of the people of Raqqa because of the prohibition of organizing what they call the mixing. But what distinguishes Al Bustan Park is to turn it into a place where its cars are parked in front of people after digging many small trenches Due to the density of their trees.

The park was hit by several raids targeting car bombs. After being a place of life, the cemetery became a booby trap. Two car bombs were destroyed and a bulldozer was destroyed. The bulldozer did not finish its operation until it was hit and destroyed.



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