All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Raqqa’

Walking on Death Along the Iraqi Border

Walking on Death Along the Iraqi Border

The smuggler told us to continue our journey on foot and to be careful to follow the footprints that barely show in the dark. I realized then that we were walking on death, because we were in the middle of a mine field

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State of institutions and social justice scatters its seeds in ar-Raqqah

State of institutions and social justice scatters its seeds in ar-Raqqah

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s slogan “lasting and expanding,” and which the organization adopted since it …

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How Did Raqqa Fall to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria?

How Did Raqqa Fall to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria?

In the last few weeks fierce battles have been fought between different brigades of the Free Syrian Army, …

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SCUD Missiles in Raqqa: Nightmare and Resistance

On the night of April 22, 2013, a SCUD missile fell on the northwestern city of Raqqa, killing …

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Jana: Women of Raqqa Reclaim Their Place in Society

Jana: Women of Raqqa Reclaim Their Place in Society

Soon after the regime forces retreated from Raqqa, a group of ten women, carrying the “dreams of hopes …

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The Raqqa woman who faced the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

The Raqqa woman who faced the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

 School teacher Suad Nofal was among the first demonstrators to take to the streets in Raqqa, at the …

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Raqqa: Women against Al-Nusra front

Raqqa: Women against Al-Nusra front

“I want my brother”, “I want the apple of my eye”, “We want Dad”… Such were the slogans …

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Lessons from Raqqa: from demanding freedom to creative state-building

Lessons from Raqqa: from demanding freedom to creative state-building

For Syrians, demanding freedom has extended from struggling against dictatorship –  facing murder, jail, detention and destruction of …

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