May 8, 2017 15:31 IST

Residents retreat ahead of Raqqa assault

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Internally displaced people who fled Raqqa city carry their belongings as they leave a camp in Ain Issa, Raqqa Governorate, Syria May 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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Internally displaced people who fled Raqqa city ride a tricycle with their belongings as they leave a camp in Ain Issa, Raqqa Governorate, Syria May 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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An internally displaced man who fled Raqqa city sits inside a camp in Ain Issa, Raqqa Governorate, Syria May 4, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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An internally displaced Syrian girl who fled Raqqa city carries a bag on her head inside a camp in Ain Issa, Raqqa Governorate, Syria May 2, 2017. Credit: Reuters
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An internally displaced Syrian boy who fled Raqqa city, reacts while carrying a bag on his back inside a camp in Ain Issa, Raqqa Governorate, Syria May 2, 2017. Credit: Reuters