Islamic State now issuing ID cards in Raqqa stronghold

Islamic State now issuing ID cards in Raqqa stronghold

[Ed. – The very model of a modern caliphate.]

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group is now issuing photo identity cards in Syria’s Raqqa province, but only to males, along with a range of administrative documents, a monitor and activists said Friday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ISIS had begun issuing “identity cards to those without proof of identity and boys over the age of 13 in Raqqa province.”

The Britain-based group published a photo it said was provided by civilian sources showing a laminated card printed with the black and white flag of ISIS.

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It carries the photo of the holder, his name, date and place of birth and his parents’ names, and is marked “Wilayat (district of) Raqqa.” …

ISIS is requesting “that people who do not have identity papers register at the civil registry in the city as a first step towards getting an identity card,” activist Mohamed Saleh told AFP via the Internet.

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