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Raqqa: The Islamic State’s One-time Capital Continues to Suffer

Raqqa: The Islamic State’s One-time Capital Continues to Suffer

The murder of a prominent Arab tribal figure in Raqqa is the latest indication that the city – which was the self-declared capital of the ISIS caliphate until October last year – remains mired in Arab-Kurdish rivalry and exploited by a host of domestic and foreign interests, writes Mona Alami following a recent trip she...