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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tel Abyad and Raqqa asks YPG, YPJ, and FSA to free them from ISIS

November 25, 2014

Urfa: The people of Raqqa and Tel Abyad, which are under the rule of Islamic State group IS, say their towns have become places of “death and fear” and called on the YPG and FSA to “cleanse our cities”. The IS militants which occupied Mosul, invaded Sinjar and attempted to occupy Kobani Canton, have made live intolerable in the areas they control with their prohibitions and executions. In the towns of Jarablus, Grê Spî (Tel Abyad) and Raqqa, which the IS militants use to provide reinforcements for their attacks on Kobani, it is reported that the militants chop off people’s heads to spread terror, cut off the middle fingers of those who smoke, ban shaving and make women cover every part of their bodies and only allow them to go on the streets when accompanied by their husbands, children or fathers. People living in Akçakale opposite Tel Abyad say IS has turned the town into a place of fear and death. An Arab university student from Raqqa, one of the main IS centres in Syria, who has taken refuge in Akçakale, said that most of the residents of Raqqa had fled. He said: “People rose up against Assad for more democracy. “Now everything is banned. Smoking, shaving. You have to do everything they say. Otherwise they will accuse you of being an infidel and kill you. The regime and the coalition also carry out airstrikes from time to time. Two days ago 207 people died in bombing, 160 of them IS members. Our city is like hell.” The student added that all tombs of saints in the city had been blown up by |