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How Islamic State armed group ran Raqqa

By Filip Warwick

Syrian city of Raqqa was hardly known internationally before Islamic State (IS) armed group claimed it as their capital in 2014. The sixth largest Syrian city was one where people of different religions lived together peacefully. But since the arrival and subsequent departure of IS, Raqqa’s foundation has been shaken. In this third report of a five-part series, Filip Warwick explores the Raqqa of today.

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