Raqqa's dirty secret - BBC News


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Lorry driver Abu Fawzi thought it was going to be just another job. He drives an 18-wheeler across some of the most dangerous territory in northern Syria. Bombed-out bridges, deep desert sand, even government forces and so-called Islamic State fighters don’t stand in the way of a delivery.
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november 2017 by iRunningguy
Lorry driver Abu Fawzi thought it was going to be just another job. He drives an 18-wheeler across some of the most dangerous territory in northern Syria. Bombed-out bridges, deep desert sand, even government forces and so-called Islamic State fighters don’t stand in the way of a delivery. via Pocket
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november 2017 by archizoo
Raqqa’s dirty secret By Quentin Sommerville and Riam Dalati The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families…
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november 2017 by llitchi
Lorry driver Abu Fawzi thought it was going to be just another job.

He drives an 18-wheeler across some of the most dangerous territory in northern Syria. Bombed-out bridges, deep desert sand, even government forces and so-called Islamic State fighters don’t stand in the way of a delivery.

But this time, his load was to be human cargo. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters opposed to IS, wanted him to lead a convoy that would take hundreds of families displaced by fighting from the town of Tabqa on the Euphrates river to a camp further north.
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november 2017 by Jswindle
RT : Exclusive: Dirty Secret, the deal that saved the Islamic State in Raqqa with
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november 2017 by jonhew
Stunning story by about the deal that let 1000s of ISIS members and their families go free in Raqqa
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november 2017 by mikemccaffrey