Torture rooms, booby traps and baby strollers: Adrienne Arsenault in the streets of ISIS's former capital
Traces of the Islamic State and the 'stench of the dead' remain in Raqqa
The Syrian city of Raqqa was once the de facto capital of the ISIS's self-styled caliphate, but U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated last month as they drove the extremists from the city.
- Raqqa in Ruins: an interactive map and photos
- 'So many dead': Adrienne Arsenault inside Raqqa's ruins
CBC's Adrienne Arsenault and Jean-François Bisson travelled to the devastated city shortly after its liberation and found the remnants of ISIS — from abandoned strollers to powerful narcotics to live explosives, all clues to the monstrous evil inflicted there.
Click the video above to see the destruction — and the emotional scars — ISIS left in its wake.