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ISIS militants ban Wi-Fi networks in Syria’s Raqqa

This move is likely to further restrain Raqqa residents and activists, who have been documenting and leaking the organization’s atrocities

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Syrian city of Raqqa has banned the use of Wi-Fi outside of Internet cafes, activists from Raqqa-based activist group said on Sunday.

According to “Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently” activists, ISIS’ decision limited Internet access to public cafes. The militants also reportedly ordered Internet providers to halt web services in homes, including the residences of ISIS fighters.

ISIS has also demanded that owners of cafes who provide Internet services to refer to the group on the matter, granting them four days to commit to the decision, or else they will be punished.

This move is likely to further restrain Raqqa residents and activists, who have been documenting and leaking the organization’s atrocities in the Syrian city, which ISIS claims is it its capital, online.