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#Raqa

# raqa - Thursday 25 April, 2019

US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty

Amnesty International say the coalition has only admitted to around 10% of the deaths.

# raqa - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Isis fighters surrender as their stronghold is set to fall

The city’s loss would be the latest in a string of heavy blows for IS.

# raqa - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Secret dates and private school lessons: how Syria's Raqa resisted years of IS rule

IS replaced the traditional curriculum in schools, it taught children how to carry out suicide attacks and boasted about the “virgins” with which the attacker could be rewarded.

# raqa - Saturday 8 April, 2017

US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in Syria

More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011.

# raqa - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Islamic State imposes dress code on men in captured city to allow its fighters blend in

The new restriction comes as a Kurdish-Arab alliance of fighters nears Raqa, backed by the US-led coalition launching air strikes against IS.

# raqa - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Islamic State's stronghold is holding out against coalition forces

US Special Forces say they’ve currently no plans to take the de facto capital of Raqqa.

# raqa - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

France has dropped 16 more bombs on the Islamic State group in Syria

Meanwhile, the hunt for Salah Abdeslam continues.

# raqa - Monday 16 November, 2015

Paris terror attacks: Multi-city raids and manhunts as police close the net on suspects

Two people have now been charged with involvement with terrorism following the attacks.

# raqa - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Coalition steps up bombing of the Islamic State "capital"

The United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, said it would station a squadron of F-16 warplanes in Jordan.

# raqa - Friday 6 February, 2015

IS claims an American hostage was killed in a coalition air strike

US officials have declined to comment on the reports.

# raqa - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence

Clashes across the country have continued today as some estimates now put the death toll from the civil war at over 29,000 since early last year.