Islamic state of iraq and syria
Trump threatened Syria, but apparently forgot to tell the Pentagon
The White House press office shot off a harsh and sudden warning to Bashar al-Assad, who they believed was planning another chemical attack on Syria’s people, warning the Syrian strongman to expect a “heavy price” if he followed through on any alleged...
Firing Mortars on the Islamic State (Excerpt from ‘Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State’)
In this excerpt, VICE News travels to the front lines near Samarra, to embed with an Iraqi Shia militia on the hunt for fighters from the Islamic State.
Surviving an Islamic State Massacre (Extra Scene from ‘Shia Militias Vs. The Islamic State')
In this extra scene, VICE News meets a survivor of the Camp Speicher massacre, a former Iraqi soldier, who describes in detail how he managed to escape.
The Battle for Iraq: Shia Militias vs. the Islamic State
VICE News traveled to Iraq in December to witness firsthand how Shia militias are taking the fight to the Islamic State, and to document the fallout of their controversial rise to power.