Smoke billows from buildings in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa during an offensive by US-backed fighters to retake the Islamic State group bastion. Photo: AFP

In battle for Raqqa, cool heads must prevail

Several world powers, with differing agendas, are seeking to retake the Islamic State’s stronghold in Syria, thereby risking a much wider conflict

Topic |   Islamic militancy

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Smoke billows from buildings in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa during an offensive by US-backed fighters to retake the Islamic State group bastion. Photo: AFP
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