Middle East

No burial for a Raqqa family’s dead

A member of the Sheikh Wais family reacts as she asks Kurdish fighters to recover the bodies of her relatives from under the rubble in western Raqa on July 12, 2017, during an offensive by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters, to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. AFP / BULENT KILIC

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on July 17, 2017, on page 4.

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