The local tournament was organized by the Raqqa Civil Council.
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Ex-Daesh jail in Raqqa hosts football againHe was once held underneath Raqqa's stadium, a prisoner in the Syrian capital of Daesh (ISIS). Now Aziz al-Sajer has returned to the pitch – only this time, with a football. The 25-year-old and his fellow players on the Al-Rashid football team gathered this week in the stadium for a playoff tournament between local clubs. A few dozen fans cheered them on from metal stands still pockmarked by last year's offensive to oust Daesh from Raqqa.Ironically, that could land people beneath the Raqqa stadium, which Daesh had outfitted as a jail.
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