In the city of Raqqa in Syria technical workshops are being held to maintain the city's roads. Despite 70% of the roads being damaged, the technical teams are planning to fix the main roads so that citizens can continue their day to day lives.
In preparation for UNESCO's visit to the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, Iraq, the world heritage site is being cleaned from trash and military remnants.The Babylonian Theatre gardens and the gardens that face the front of the Temple of Ishtar are some of the main sites that were cleaned ahead of the visit.
Following the defeat of the Derna Mujahideen Shura Council in Derna, Libya, normal life has returned, with citizens from surrounding areas visiting the markets in Derna. The city's financial industry has restarted as well.