Articles by Zaid Al Fares
Coalition airstrikes have knocked out the acting leader of Isis - but who exactly was this hugely influential figure?
Raqqa activists explain the recruitment process which has snared dozens of foreign women.
Syrian and Kurdish fighters preparing to cut off IS at Rodko road and push Islamists further from Kobane.
IBT's Raqqa expert talks us through the horrific penal code with which IS subjugates local population.
EXCLUSIVE: Two helicopter landings were called off after heavy IS gunfire in Raqqa,
Women given ultra-conservative new dress code with threat of jail for those who flout it.
IS blows up airport entrance and captures aquarium but cannot take full control of crucial transport hub.
Bodies blown apart as blasts tear into packed mosque and market.
The Islamic State is executing its henchmen as coalition bombs create paranoia among the leadership.
Coalition airstrikes have forced militants to scramble for cover - but they've caused fear and fury among civilians.
City glowed as US strikes sent Isis oppressors scurrying for cover.
Regime forces claim women and children are terrorists to justify slaughtering them.
Islamic State is murdering Arab journalists as well - but no-one hears about this.
IS has turned schools into battlegrounds and could warp a generation of young people.
Like Assad, IS is hated by the people it claims to represent.
IS may claim they are doing God's work - but in reality they're servants of the devil.
Isis brainwashing people with female vigilante squads and 'Osama bin Laden Cub Camps'
Latest battles have brought air strikes, suicide bombs, and the bodies of women and children.
A former Raqqa resident tells us about the pain, agony and humiliation of living under Isis rule.