Photo Gallery: Reconquering an Islamic State Stronghold 09/20/2017
  Islamic State conquered Raqqa in 2014 and the Syrian city went on to become...
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Islamic State conquered Raqqa in 2014 and the Syrian city went on to become the group's unofficial capital. Now, though, troops under Kurdish command are about to liberate the city. Many of its former residents are yearning to return.