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IS orders Raqqa residents to evacuate due to possible collapse of dam

IS orders Raqqa residents to evacuate due to possible collapse of dam Isis said air attacks had weakened the Tabqa dam on the Euphrates river, 25 miles (40km) west of Raqqa, and the water level behind it was rising.

This is reported by The Guardian.

The militant group captured the city from Syrian rebels in 2014 and it is the capital of Isis’s self-styled caliphate.

Civilians began to leave at midday on Sunday, according to activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), an opposition-run monitoring group, reported that the Isis-held dam was out of service for unknown reasons.

The two groups rely on local contacts to smuggle information out of Isis territory. The coalition fighting the militants could not immediately be reached for comment.
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