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Ar Raqqah

(är räk`kä) or

El Rashid

(ĕl räshēd`), city (1995 est. pop. 120,000), capital of Ar Raqqah governorate, N Syria, on the Euphrates River. Carpets are manufactured, and the city has an agricultural experimental station. The ancient Nicephorium, Ar Raqqah was prominent during the early Abbasid caliphate. Caliph Harun ar-RashidHarun ar-Rashid
[Arab.,=Aaron the Upright], c.764–809, 5th and most famous Abbasid caliph (786–809). He succeeded his brother Musa al-Hadi, fourth caliph, a year after the death of his father, Mahdi, the third caliph.
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 built a summer palace there and used the town as military headquarters against Byzantium. Ar Raqqah was destroyed by the Mongols in the early 13th cent.; some ruins remain. In the Syrian civil war that began in 2011 the city was taken by rebels in 2013. From 2014 to 2017 it was the headquarters of the Islamic StateIslamic State
(IS), Sunni Islamic militant group committed to the establishment of an Islamic caliphate that would unite Muslims in a transnational, strict-fundamentalist Islamic state.
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, which destroyed Shiite mosques and Christian churches there; widespread devastation resulted from the fight to retake the city. The modern name also appears as Raqqa and Rakka.
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I need to be in Ar-Raqqah [town in Al-Jazira, the region of northeastern Syria where Souleyman is from) by 8AM so that I can make my flight." He said, "You can come with me, but there's a corpse in the van." I said, "No."
Ali won the battle of the Camel, so called because it raged around the camel Aisha was riding, but in 657 the contending armies fought each other to a standstill in Syria at what is now Ar-Raqqah until, in a famous episode, Muawiyya's men fixed copies of the Koran to their spears and cried out to let God decide.
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