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I wish to add the following city map Map of Raqqah but I do not own the copyright. If you have an opinion on this, let me know. Thanks. --Zelidar 20:55, 2005 Apr 10 (UTC)

"Islamic State" is not a state.[edit]

The so called "Islamic State" is not recognized as a state by any country or international entity. It is misleading to refer to Ar-Raqqah even as a de-facto part of a country called the "Islamic State" because the Islamic state is not a state or country. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:49, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

I agree, and the repeated adding of ISIS to the country section by some users comes very close to vandalism, in my opinion. Wackelkopp (talk) 00:17, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Basis for a single standard name?[edit]

I keep running into mentions of this same city with so many different spellings... WHY isn't there a single standard English language spelling for one single city in Syria that hasn't moved anytime recently? Is there any way we could agree on a standard and just impose it on every item in "what links here"? Wnt (talk) 17:17, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

The standard name is "Al-Raqqah". This is how it is literally transliterated from Arabic. "Ar-Raqqah" is a pronunciation of the name. In spoken Arabic, often the article "al-" is pronounced differently according to the word that it is describing. Thus instead of al-Sham, people could say "ash-Sham", or instead of al-Thawra, people could say "ath-Thawra" and the same goes for al-Raqqah. --Al Ameer (talk) 00:08, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

the capital of the Islamic State[edit]

Ar-Raqqah is de-facto the capital of the Islamic State

Control is mentioned in the last sentence of first paragraph of lead, but the way you are writing it as if its a real country is not right, and against consensus, so please stop. BollyJeff | talk 15:20, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
It is not mentioned in the sentence of first paragraph of lead Ar-Raqqah is de-facto the capital of the Islamic State — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:29, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Because there is arguably no such thing. You are edit warring. You should leave the article as it was, and let consensus be reached here first before changing it. IP editor has provided a nice compromise, let's go with that. BollyJeff | talk 15:36, 25 September 2014 (UTC)