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Syrians protest against al-Raqqa's new rulers

People living in northern city accuse fighters of abuses and unjustified detentions.

Last Modified: 13 Aug 2013 00:59
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Syrians in al-Raqqa, a stronghold for fighters linked to al-Qaeda, are holding protests against their new rulers.

They are accusing the fighters of abuses and unjustified detentions.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, one of al-Qaeda's two official affiliates operating in Syria, has imposed its authority in the northern city for the past four months.

Al-Raqqa is the only provincial capital no longer under the government's control.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Antakya, Turkey.

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