Raqqa

middle east

We Talked to Syrians About the 'Liberation' of ISIS Stronghold Raqqa

Most ex-residents are pleased at the expulsion of the Islamic State from their former home, but can't help fearing for the future under outside forces.
Loubna Mrie
10.18.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

London mosque attack leaves one dead and ten wounded, US jet shoots down Syrian warplane, police investigate killing of Muslim girl in Virginia, and more.
VICE Staff
6.19.17
ISIS

What It's Like to Live in ISIS-Controlled Raqqa

We spoke to journalist Mike Thomson about a new book containing the diaries of a young man trapped in the de facto capital of the Islamic State.
Christopher Giles
3.7.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

FBI clears Clinton (again), Ohio judges lift constraints on voter intimidation, Syrian rebels announce assault on Raqqa, and more.
VICE Staff
11.7.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, police and protestors clash at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico, the Afghan Taliban appoint a new leader, Bill Cosby's case will go to trial, and more.
VICE Staff
5.25.16
News

What Is Daily Life Like in Raqqa Under the Current Bombing Campaign?

We talked to Varyan Khan, the editorial director of the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, about what effect the airstrikes are having and if we can ever really know what's going on over there.
Mark Hay
11.19.15
News

The Canadian Jihadist Who Burned His Passport After Joining ISIS Is Alive and Tweeting

The 22-year-old Calgary native who goes by "Abu Usamah" online told us that he was in Libya and claims Twitter keeps banning him.
Ben Makuch
4.17.15
News

Canada Is Bombing the Islamic State in Syria, and Cyberwar Centers Could Be Next

Canada's CF-18s might look to take out the Islamic State's infamous media caliphate.
Justin Ling
4.13.15
News

Canada's Twitter Terrorists Are Afraid of the Internet

Online jihadists are changing their online habits because—surprise—intelligence services are probably tracking them.
Ben Makuch
2.5.15
News

The Islamic State’s War on Magic

Earlier this month, a street performer known as "Sorcerer" was beheaded by militants. Why are these extremists so angry at sleight-of-hand artists?
Nick Rose
1.30.15
the internet

​The Syrian Electronic Army Put Annoying Pop-Ups on a Ton of Websites

They say it’s because the press can’t tell the difference between civilians and ISIS.
Jordan Pearson
11.27.14
News

How Jihadists Are Blackmailing, Torturing, and Killing Gay Syrians

There have been numerous eyewitness reports and video evidence of medieval-style punishments and brutal executions being meted out by the Islamists on members of minority religious groups, secularists, and people accused of blasphemy.
Hannah Lucinda Smith
11.12.13
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