Islamic State

The Middle East

Deafened by the War on ISIS

Thousands of Iraqis, collateral victims of the war on the terrorist group, have found themselves left with war deafness that goes untreated.
Sebastian Castelier
Azhar Al-Rubaie

What Life Was Like for Young Women Living Under ISIS

"My mom’s hair and skin were all over the walls. We've cleaned it off, but when we came back here, I remember what happened and I think of our family."
Harriet Hernando

How It Feels to Run a Marathon in the Shadow of ISIS

"Especially when you wear that USA jersey, you’re a target."
Mary Pilon
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We Talked to Syrians About the 'Liberation' of ISIS Stronghold Raqqa

Most ex-residents are pleased at the expulsion of the Islamic State from their former home, but can't help fearing for the future under outside forces.
Loubna Mrie

Even with Increased Surveillance, UK Terror Attacks Are Likely to Rise

Experts say we'll see at least another 15 years of attacks on European soil, and that—in the grand scheme of things—there's little authorities can do.
Aris Roussinos

ISIS Claims London Bridge Attack That Killed Seven

48 more people were injured in the Saturday night chaos.
Alex Lubben
Views My Own

Destroying ISIS Won't Save Iraq

Thanks to rampant ethnic factionalism and retaliatory violence, it's going to take a lot more than the Mosul offensive to change the toxic dynamic on the ground.
Sulome Anderson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Reportedly Shared Classified Intel with Russia to Show Off

One official said the information was as classified as it gets.
Allie Conti
The Tight Squeeze Issue

Photographs of the Aftermath of the Iraqi Forces in Eastern Mosul

Over the past two years, ISIS has destroyed most of the bridges, but they remain the primary way to cross and transfer goods from a safe area to an occupied one.
Robin Hinsch

What It's Like to Live in ISIS-Controlled Raqqa

We spoke to journalist Mike Thomson about a new book containing the diaries of a young man trapped in the de facto capital of the Islamic State.
Christopher Giles
Islamic State

What It's Like Putting Out Oil Fires Lit by Retreating ISIS Fighters

VICE reporter Chris Shearer takes us to Iraq where he learned the dangers and frustrations of war-time firefighting.
Chris Shearer

The Canadian LARPer Who Died Fighting ISIS

In June, Nazzareno Tassone left Alberta, Canada, telling his family he was going to teach English in Iraq. In December, he was killed trying to take back Raqqa from the Islamic State.
Mack Lamoureux