Inside Islamic State’s ‘prison of death’ in fallen Raqqa

In the centre of Raqqa is the main football stadium.

They are holding victory celebrations here at the moment but throughout Islamic State’s reign of terror it was synonymous with death.

People brought here rarely left.

A group of soldiers told me to follow them over rubble into the bowels of the building to understand the sheer horror of the place.

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  • I’m sure such a place is not unfamiliar to Middle Easterners.

  • Maggat

    Don’t sweat it, I’m sure this behaviour is covered somewhere in the koran

  • Bataviawillem

    Odd prison, there wasn’t a single door in the whole place.

  • Bla Bla

    Ah yes, all cultures are better than ours – so says our educated elite.

  • Nermal

    If that’s what they do to their own, imagine what will happen to us.