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# Raqa

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US-led coalition killed 1,600 civilians in four month blitz on Syrian city, says Amnesty
Amnesty International say the coalition has only admitted to around 10% of the deaths.
Isis fighters surrender as their stronghold is set to fall
The city’s loss would be the latest in a string of heavy blows for IS.
Secret dates and private school lessons: how Syria's Raqa resisted years of IS rule
IS replaced the traditional curriculum in schools, it taught children how to carry out suicide attacks and boasted about the “virgins” with which the attacker could be rewarded.
US-led air strike near ISIS-held city kills 15 civilians in Syria
More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began with anti-government demonstrations in March 2011.
Islamic State imposes dress code on men in captured city to allow its fighters blend in
The new restriction comes as a Kurdish-Arab alliance of fighters nears Raqa, backed by the US-led coalition launching air strikes against IS.
Islamic State's stronghold is holding out against coalition forces
US Special Forces say they’ve currently no plans to take the de facto capital of Raqqa.
France has dropped 16 more bombs on the Islamic State group in Syria
Meanwhile, the hunt for Salah Abdeslam continues.
Paris terror attacks: Multi-city raids and manhunts as police close the net on suspects
Two people have now been charged with involvement with terrorism following the attacks.
Coalition steps up bombing of the Islamic State "capital"
The United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, said it would station a squadron of F-16 warplanes in Jordan.
IS claims an American hostage was killed in a coalition air strike
US officials have declined to comment on the reports.
Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence
Clashes across the country have continued today as some estimates now put the death toll from the civil war at over 29,000 since early last year.