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Authorities Prepare for Refugees Fleeing Fighting in Raqqa

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As fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces move on Raqqa, the Islamic State's defacto capital, many residents of the northern Syrian city and nearby villages are fleeing their homes. In Ras al-Ayn, just to the northeast, officials are preparing for a flood of refugees. The lines of cars are long as people wait tensely, trying to escape Raqqa where international airstrikes rain down on Islamic State targets. Civilians here are heading north in search of refuge in...

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