Extravagant Isis ten year anniversary vinyl box-set. Conspiracy Records and Robotic Empire have decided to work together to release this box, limited to 600 copies worldwide (100 for the band, 250 for Europe and 250 for the US). All versions are exactly the same. The box includes 8 albums on 12 vinyl records, which come in new sleeves, especially designed for this box-set. All records are on black 180gr heavy vinyl.
ISIS is on the rise in Afghanistan – and they say they're getting young kids to join the jihad. In a special report, FRONTLINE correspondent Najibullah Quraishi reveals on film the degree to which ISIS is gaining a foothold in the country, and how they're focusing their efforts on training a new generation of jihadists. Then in Pt. 2, Inside a counter-terrorism unit in Karachi, Pakistan that's dedicated to tracking down Taliban suspects.
Documentary charting the trials of three British men who have volunteered to fight Islamic State militants in Syria alongside Kurdish peshmergas. Cameras follow 22-year-old former IT worker Jac, 28-year-old ex-currency trader Harry and 40-year-old veteran soldier and peace activist Jim as they face the dangerous and brutal realities of `amateur' fighting on the frontlines. Known collectively as the `Lions of Rojava', the men took part in a major operation to clear out militants occupying territory as far afield as the Abdul Aziz mountain range in north-east Syria, during which time they discovered a major IS bomb factory and barracks, and raided a bombed-out IS headquarters. The programme also explores why these Englishmen were drawn to a conflict that is so far removed from their homeland, providing an insight into the greater sense of purpose they find in battling alongside the YPG Kurdish militia than remaining at home in England.
Featuring covert footage shot by an activist cell inside the so-called Islamic State, Dispatches exposes the brutal regime suffered by millions of women living under Isis, and reveals the story of the secret underground network trying to save them.
Unreported World returns with a unique and devastating insight into the last days in the battle between Kurdish fighters and Isis for the Syrian town of Kobani. Reporter Kiki King and director James Brabazon gained unprecedented access to the town on the Turkish border, which had become emblematic of the international fightback against Isis. In the seven dramatic days the team spent in Kobani, they filmed as the Kurdish militia, aided by coalition airstrikes, finally defeated Isis.
In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops pulled out of the country? Smith delivers a revelatory look at how ISIS grew out of the disaffection of Iraqi Sunnis who were sidelined and targeted by Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki after the American withdrawal. The film traces how they gained strength in Syria, how they're funded, how they operate, and how, city by city, from Ramadi to Fallujah to Mosul, ISIS swept across Iraq–seizing territory, recording and broadcasting mass executions, and drawing recruits from an estimated 80 countries. With ISIS continuing to take and hold territory in Iraq and Syria despite U.S. and coalition airstrikes, and President Obama's foreign policy legacy hanging in the balance, The Rise of ISIS is the definitive account of how the U.S. has reached this point.