Raqqa: Inside the ruined 'capital' of the Islamic State group - BBC News

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Raqqa: Inside the ruined 'capital' of the Islamic State group - BBC News 4.5
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A BBC exclusive on the final stages of the battle for the Syrian city of Raqqa -- the last major stronghold of the self-styled Islamic State. The current offensive by Arab and Kurdish fighters - with American and British support - started in June. Then, I-S controlled most of Raqqa. But now only a few hundred militants hold the centre of the city. The BBC is the only broadcaster to get access. Our Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville and cameraman Darren Conway sent us their report - which does contain some distressing images.



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The kurds deserv their own country after this

Author — Hej du

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What brave kurdish women, amazing. Bye bye ISIS

Author — Shahad Haque

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Nothing but admiration for these brave men and women, the whole world is watching you.

Author — John Mars

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I support the Kurds kurds I love you so much 😻

Author — Lakers trade Kyle kuzma

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Dude this news guy and his camera man have balls of steel 🏆

Author — phil ceballos

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This is fantastic journalism. Keep up the great work BBC.

Author — LordHello

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the kurdish people deserve their own state ! they fought hard for it

Author — paul nobel

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Kurds are true hero's of the middle east. They need there own country and a spot at the UN. They earned it.

Author — romeo5-5

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After the bravery the Kurds have demonstrated fighting ISIS, they deserve their own independent country

Author — Teh Goat

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Amazing coverage from the battle front lines, it takes nerves of steel to cover this kind of madness!

Author — e sailesh

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and people wonder why syrians are leaving for europe...

Author — Pingu 42

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God bless YPG
Go to Hell isis and turkish mercenaries jihadis

Author — shapal anter

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Kurdish fightar is a real love from india

Author — n k

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yet again the Kurdish people have been betrayed by the west. They gave all so we can live

Author — M JP

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That firefight for only half-a-mile of road was pretty epic

Author — Westernized Easterner

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I can't imagine how Quentin Sommerville was able to compile this report, such an excellent reporting, but too risky

Author — UA Danbaba

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Haven't seen a single report in the media by "citizen journalists" and "activists" in white helmets about thousands of dead civilians in Raqqa. Remember how much hysteria there was about Aleppo- a much smaller city taken over by Syrian army from Al queda?

Author — Alf S

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Kurdish deserves an independent country. This valiant race deserves all the freedom in this world. Long live Kurdish Independence

Author — Eddie N

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In the second 30 I was staying there behind this building💔

Author — Wael Al Ibrahim

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and there are people here complaining about what pronouns we use

Author — ElAshtonio