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Bloodshed, Indoctrination Mark Islamic Militants' Rule in Raqqa

Islamic State militants tend to frown on celebrations. Earlier this year they banned festivities marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad in the Iraqi city of Mosul, so it was hardly surprising that no official festivities marked their first anniversary in control of Raqqa, Syria, the extremist Islamist group's self-proclaimed capital. Indeed, for most of Raqqa’s beleaguered residents, the preceding year has offered nothing to celebrate. Hundreds were forced from their homes to...

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