A jail under IS, Raqa’s stadium back to hosting football

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Raqa (Syria) (AFP) – He was once held underneath Raqa’s stadium, a prisoner in the Islamic State group’s Syrian capital. 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 play-off tournament between local clubs.

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