Raqqa

War against IS: Have RAF air strikes killed civilians?
RAF crews have been talking to the BBC's Jonathan Beale about the challenges they face in avoiding civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria.

Return to Raqqa

The Syrians who would rather live in a destroyed home than a tent city
There's no place like home, but what if that home is Raqqa, northern Syria?  The city became capital of so-called Islamic State, and was left in ruins after the military campaign to retake it.  But despite the devastation many families are now coming home, including Um Louay, who fled with her husband and children in 2013.  Nader Ibrahim of BBC Arabic followed her story.

Image: Um Louay
Credit: BBC
A Syrian family's return to Raqqa after five years of struggle
Um Louay and her nine children say returning to their partially-destroyed house is better than living in a camp.
Looking for my brother
Amer hasn't heard from his brother Mohamed since he was arrested and put in an IS jail.