VIDEO: First journalist embeds himself in Islamic State
ISTANBULReporter Medyan Dairieh has become the first journalist to document the inner workings of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who now refer to themselves as the Islamic State (IS), according to Vice News.
Dairieh spent three weeks embedded with ISIL, “gaining unprecedented access to the group in Iraq and Syria,” according to Vice News.
The news website released the first part of his footage Aug. 7 in which Dairieh heads to the frontline in Raqqa, where IS fighters are laying siege on one of the Syrian Army’s bases:
(Warning: Some of our viewers may find some of the scenes disturbing)