Residents of Syria's ISIL-held Raqqa face TV ban

Television is banned in capital of extremist group's self-styled ‘caliphate’ in northern Syria, local sources report

Residents of Syria's ISIL-held Raqqa face TV ban

World Bulletin / News Desk

 The ISIL militant group has prohibited residents of the city of Raqqa – a ISIL stronghold – from watching television, according to local sources.

Raqqa-based sources told Anadolu Agency that the group had banned residents from watching television except on Fridays, when they are permitted to listen to Quran recitations.

ISIL has also applied harsh restrictions on internet use in Raqqa, imposing severe penalties on violators.

Last year, ISIL overran Mosul, capital of Iraq's northern Nineveh province, before capturing large swathes of additional territory in both Iraq and Syria.

Although the group has since lost some of the territory it had captured earlier, it remains in control of large swathes of both countries. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Ağustos 2015, 13:14