Raqqa Women Revive Basketball Tournament Years After IS

March 14, 2020 02:45 AM
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Once subject to strict Islamic State (IS) rules, women in the group’s former self-proclaimed capital Raqqa are now trying to bring a sense of normalcy back to their lives. Dozens of school girls across the city have participated in a basketball tournament for the first time since the defeat of the group by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the U.S., in October 2017. VOA's Reber Kalo filed this report from Raqqa, Syria.