Islamic State Parade in Raqqa

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Militants of the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL), held a parade in the Syrian city of Raqqa on June 30. The parade, a show of strength in the city which is considered their centre of operations in northern Syria, came after the group declared a “caliphate” in the territories they hold in Syria and Iraq. These videos, from a prominent local activist, show the parade taking place.

This video was posted by the Islamic State in Raqqa, and the parade included tanks, a missile and Iraqi military HMMWVs. Credit: YouTube/ولاية الرقة (Islamic State in Raqqa)

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