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18 November 2015

Al-Raqqah, also called Rakka, is a city in Syria

Al-Raqqah, also called Rakka, is a city in Syria located on the north bank of the Euphrates River, about 160 kilometres east of Aleppo. French defence officials say that, for the second time in less than 24 hours, fighter jets have targeted Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the Islamic State of Iraq. However, In recent months, people have fled to Raqqa from places they perceive to be more dangerous. Moreover with both Russia and France bombing Rakka and essential services being destroyed surely this will only have a flow-on effect of the refugee crisis.  

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/syrians-insane-nights-french-bombing-151117052945111.html