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'Come out and surrender': Inside Raqqa, with the fighters who drove off IS

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that more than 3,000 were killed during the battle in Raqqa, including 1,130 civilians

Ivor Prickett | NYT 

From the top-floor sniper position in western Raqqa, members of an American-backed militia scanned the ground for any signs of movement. “We have hot soup, we have bread: Come out and surrender,” one of the fighters said on a loudspeaker. “The ISIS members and their families who surrendered to us are safe.” I was one of a handful of journalists who accompanied the militia, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, for about 10 days. Twice I went to the front lines in the city, which has been largely liberated after a four-month battle. I talked to civilians ...

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First Published: Wed, October 18 2017. 12:04 IST
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