youtube 28 August 2014
By VICE News
The Islamic State now governs its caliphate from the north central Syrian city of Raqqa, which was once a relatively westernized agricultural hub. As the State's power base, Raqqa is where it imposes its version of Sharia law throughout large swaths of Iraq and Syria.
Video: Mother of American Islamic State hostage Steven Sotloff makes direct appeal to British executioner
Gatestone Institute 27 August 2014
By Soeren Kern