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UN: Refugees in Syria's Raqqa Face ‘Extreme’ IS Landmine Threat

Unexploded landmines left by Islamic State fighters cover every inch of their former Syrian capital of Raqqa, a U.N. official said on Tuesday, advising civilians against returning to their homes there. About 60,000 Syrians have returned to the ruins of Raqqa since Islamic State left, Panos Moumtzis, U.N. assistant secretary general and regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria Crisis, told reporters in Beirut. “The number of unexploded ordnance in Raqqa is something that we have...

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