Escape from Isis: The brutal treatment of women in Raqqa

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Escape from Isis: the brutal treatment of women in Raqqa

Four million women live under the rule of Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria. Tonight, Channel 4 screens an important and troubling documentary showing just how hellish that life is.

RAQQA

Al-Raqqah

Al-Raqqah
الرقة
Al-Raqqah Al-Raqqah skyline • The Euphratesal-Raqqah city walls • Baghdad gateQasr al-Banat Castle • Uwais al-Qarni Mosque

Al-Raqqah

Al-Raqqah skyline • The Euphrates
al-Raqqah city walls • Baghdad gate
Qasr al-Banat Castle • Uwais al-Qarni Mosque

Al-Raqqah is located in Syria

Al-Raqqah
Al-Raqqah

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 35°57′N39°1′E / 35.950°N 39.017°E / 35.950; 39.017
Country  Syria
Governorate Al-Raqqah
District Al-Raqqah
Subdistrict Al-Raqqah
Founded 244-242 BC
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Area
 • City 1,962 km2 (758 sq mi)
Elevation 245 m (804 ft)
Population (2004)
 • City 220,268
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
 • Metro 338,773
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)
Area code(s) 22
Website http://www.esyria.sy/eraqqa/(Arabic)

Al-Raqqah (Arabic: الرقةar-Raqqah), also called Rakka and Raqqa, is a…

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