ISIS declares state of emergency in capital

ISIS declares state of emergency.
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ISIS has declared a state of emergency in its capital of Raqqa, Syria, with media reports indicating the city is mobilizing to shield potential targets from airstrikes or ground attacks. The terrorist group appears to believe their capital will soon be under siege, according to those monitoring social media channels.

"We have seen this declaration of emergency in Raqqa, whatever that means," the spokesman for the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition, Col. Steve Warren, told reporters Friday.

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