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Raqqa reaps the fruit of three years under Islamic State armed group

Raqqa reaps the fruit of three years under Islamic State armed group
 
Dr. Assad together with the Raqqa Civil Council Emergency Team looking for human remains. RFI/Filip Warwick

For nearly three years the Syrian city of Raqqa served as the de facto capital of the Islamic State Armed Group. Last year IS fighters were ousted by a US-led coalition air campaign. Now in the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces-- part of the US-led international coalition-- the city is still experiencing the devastating death toll reaped by three years of IS control and the subsequent coalition. In this five-part series from Raqqa, Filip Warwick has this first report.

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    Harlem series pt 5: Harlem during the civil rights era

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  • Harlem series pt4: 'Full tilt' in Harlem

    Harlem series pt4: 'Full tilt' in Harlem

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  • Harlem series pt 3: The Harlem Renaissance

    Harlem series pt 3: The Harlem Renaissance

    In this third episode about Harlem’s history, we focus on the cultural and intellectual movement that began in the 1920s: the Harlem Renaissance. It was called the New …

  • Harlem series pt 2: Harlem as a Ghetto

    Harlem series pt 2: Harlem as a Ghetto

    Throughout the 20th century, Harlem was seen as an insalubrious neighbourhood where poor black people lived.During the 19th century Harlem was home to mainly white immigrant …

  • New York's Harlem Pt 1: A long-standing Mecca for African-Americans

    New York's Harlem Pt 1: A long-standing Mecca for African-Americans

    Harlem in New York has long been a cultural Mecca for African-Americans.In the 20th century it was considered by many as a crime hub afflicted by gang violence.Today …

  • The power of money in India's general polls

    The power of money in India's general polls

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  • Cash registers in India elections

    Cash registers in India elections

    Elections in India have become a money sport. Unchecked money power has driven political campaigns ahead of the general elections which start today.With no cap on the …

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