Crucifixions, beheadings and gay men thrown from tall buildings to a baying mob below. Piles of rubble and burned out shells where families once lived. No electricity or running water. This is the daily hell of those forced to live under ISIS in Raqqa.
The first thing father of three Mohammed sees when he leaves his home is ISIS’s religious police, Hisbah, patrolling the streets, looking for people to punish.
‘I’m afraid to lose my children, I am afraid that my wife will be flogged for not wearing the right clothes,’ said the former teacher, 37, who was too frightened to give his surname.