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Middle East In Islamic State's stronghold, a silent killer in jihadist ranks

Syria's healthcare system has been afflicted by four years of war. In Raqqa, a militant-run city, unsafe medical practices and risky behavior by jihadists have heightened the danger of HIV/AIDS spreading widely.

AP

The Islamic State has lured thousands of foreign fighters and their families to Syria with the promise of building a utopian caliphate. And even Syrians living in IS-run cities like Raqqa say it is providing basic governance, in a country roiled by civil war. 

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