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  • Sniper is located there.

  • We Muslims want to introduce sharia in the country.

  • By Allah, the only God,

  • sharia can be established only weapon.

  • I would like to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and to kill them,

  • because they kill the infidels and the renegades.

  • [VICE NEWS]

  • [Islamic state]

  • [May, 2014]. [CANCER, SYRIA]

  • There he is. Above the your head.

  • Shoot, shoot, shoot !.

  • Shoot, shoot, shoot!

  • This is Cancer,

  • Capital of the youngest self-declared state.

  • It was founded by a group of hardline Sunni jihadists

  • created a whirlwind of civil war in Syria.

  • Until recently it was known as ISIS.

  • It is now simply called the Islamic State.

  • Or IS.

  • The speed and efficiency with which rush in from Syria to Iraq

  • surprised the whole world, and many of those who report on it.

  • Due to the rapid pace of advancement of ISIS in Iraq, The foreign policy of President Obama

  • under attack as never before.

  • How is it possible that the group in a way, ISIS wiped west of Iraq?

  • They occupied Mosul and Tikrit, robbed the local bank

  • and seized large quantities of arms which are The United States provided the Iraqi military.

  • Their number is growing, fighters are coming from all over the world.

  • And they all want to live in the Caliphate.

  • [DETAIL MAPS: SYRIA, IRAQ] In the Islamic state, which now includes parts of Syria and Iraq ...

  • [CANCER, Syria; Mosul and Baghdad, Iraq] I say this is just the beginning.

  • Not much is known about the organization of this group.

  • Vice News reporter median Dairije provided exclusive access to their stronghold in Raki.

  • Here in Raki,

  • IS deducted daily air strikes against the Assad regime.

  • I conducted the siege of military bases that defend largest government forces which have remained

  • in eastern Syria, the 17th division of the Syrian army.

  • [ABU MOSA, Press Attaché of the Islamic state] Press Attaché of the Islamic State, Abu Mosa,

  • he said he would take Vice News on the front line.

  • In front of us will be a bridge,

  • then we come across a barricade of sandbags with sand,

  • where the regime's sniper.

  • Nothing's gonna happen, God willing.

  • Two brothers (fighters IS) and many civilians were killed there.

  • Usually they attack us from 23mm cannons, sniper fire, machine guns, and mortars.

  • The regime uses all kinds of weapons. They do not care.

  • Syrian army blocked the main highway.

  • The only alternative is to move within range of the regime's snipers.

  • That's the tall building on the right,

  • it's sugar refineries.

  • She's there.

  • Sniper's there, You can not even see it through the camera.

  • Now we are faced with a sniper rifle.

  • This building barracks for officers 17 divisions.

  • The building which housed a sugar refinery.

  • This is a dangerous area.

  • [BASE 17th Division; OLD TOWN] [controlled by the regime; UNDER CONTROL ISIS] Located close to the city center,

  • base 17 Division is the last remaining stronghold of Assad's forces in this area.

  • What are the positions of the regime's power.

  • It is the regime's flag. There's one at that tall building.

  • The whole area is under the control of the regime.

  • Are we still in range of a sniper?

  • Yes, snipers climb on the metal tower and shoot from there.

  • First stop is the checkpoint of the Islamic state,

  • within range of the base 17 divisions.

  • The wall with openings, whether they are soldiers regime there?

  • No, they are buildings in the background.

  • How much power regime away from here?

  • 400 meters.

  • I turn to America,

  • and say that the Islamic Caliphate established.

  • And it will not stop.

  • Do not be a coward, do not attack us drones.

  • Instead, send your soldiers, who are humbled in Iraq.

  • Everywhere we humiliate them, God willing,

  • and the White House will wave the flag of Allah.

  • They moved forward, closer to the Syrian army.

  • One of the soldiers opened fire towards the enemy.

  • Because they were attacked by enemy fire,

  • press attaché Abu Mosa and another fighter are now involved in the shooting.

  • Surrounded by patrol the Syrian army would not surrender without a fight.

  • They continued returning fire and Abu Mosa and the rest of the group they went through the trenches.

  • The brothers surrounded the 17th Division on all four sides.

  • They can prevent any hostile insertion.

  • Thank goodness you are trapped, they can not receive any stock, except parachutes.

  • So, regime forces are under siege from all sides?

  • Yes.

  • They are infidels,

  • enemies of religion, the enemies of God,

  • enemies of humanity and religion.

  • Praise Allah, shoot at them.

  • I pray to God to grant us victory over them.

  • A few weeks later, IS launched a big offensive against the 17th Division.

  • They ran over the base, killing at least 50 regime troops.

  • Their corpses were exhibited in Raki.

  • Their heads poboli the pillars of the fence.

  • It has sent a clear message that the city under the complete control of IS.

  • Under the command

  • [Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic state] Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

  • [4th JULY, 2014.] [Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic state]

  • Indeed, Allah is all-powerful,

  • in the fight with the enemies of Allah, ensures victory to his followers,

  • and gives them the power to fulfill its purpose.

  • And if you're hankering for what Allah has promised, then go to Jihad for his cause.

  • Although this is the only known public appearance of Al-Baghdadi, its influence is growing.

  • [MOSQUE AL-Fördős, cancer]

  • Your leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a descendant of the prophet Hussein and the tribes.

  • You must love prophet family.

  • You have to support him by giving him money,

  • to sacrifice their lives and do everything in your power.

  • In the name of God the merciful, and swear allegiance.

  • <I> We pledge allegiance to. </ I>

  • Prince of believers.

  • <I> Prince of believers. </ I>

  • And the Caliph of Muslims.

  • <I> And the Caliph of Muslims. </ I>

  • Abu Bakr al-Kuras [Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi].

  • <I> Abu Bakr al-Kuras [Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi]. </ I>

  • Allah is great!

  • <I> Allah is great! </ I>

  • Allah is great!

  • Allah is great!

  • Allah is great!

  • Allah is great!

  • This message is very much resonated among the crowd.

  • The Prophet said: "You have to vow allegiance to the caliph before you die."

  • Thank God, we swore that we would listen to and serve the caliph, Abu Bakr al-Husseini al-Kurašija.

  • We want to be a part of him and his army,

  • the soldiers of the Islamic State which carry a flag that says

  • "One Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger."

  • Here I'd taken a vow of fidelity

  • the prince of believers, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

  • To establish an Islamic caliphate.

  • Where are you from?

  • With the villages of Aleppo.

  • I came today to swear allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Kashi.

  • How old are you?

  • I am 11.

  • While the IS stormed through Syria and Iraq, forcibly occupying more territory,

  • battle for the minds and souls of people has become another significant part

  • their overall strategy.

  • It is a task that the press attaché Abu Mosar very seriously.

  • The war has been going on for quite a while.

  • Do you go on leave to spend some time with your family?

  • To be honest, no.

  • That to me is not the case.

  • Over the last few bogs,

  • I told the kids they will not buy candy

  • until the children in Dari and Homs are not able to celebrate.

  • I'm not going home for pleasure.

  • Only when something important, or when I get sick.

  • I am not going.

  • I do not go home at all.

  • Does this mean that all the time you live in a war?

  • Yes.

  • Honestly,

  • Family is the least important thing.

  • There is a higher purpose.

  • Nobody would defend Muslims when we were sitting at home with the family.

  • We are out of the office for the media recorder to the river Euphrates.

  • Come on there car for prayer.

  • Where are you going?

  • At the foot of the new bridge on the Euphrates. We'll shoot it there.

  • Wait until you arrange everything with Sheikh Abu Al-Bar.

  • We're fighters.

  • I swear to you, we hope difficulties.

  • We do not want a happy life, and travel, on the contrary, things like us moving away from God.

  • What the situation is difficult, we are closer to God.

  • [Euphrates River, CANCER, SYRIA]

  • A key part of the battle of Iraq, and Syria's control over water supplies.

  • In June this year,

  • [TURKEY, SYRIA, IRAQ] Turkey closed its dam on the Euphrates,

  • [ATATURK DAM] significantly reducing supplies of drinking water and electricity

  • all very important, and Syria and Iraq.

  • I pray to God that the breakaway Turkish government to reconsider its decision.

  • Because if you do not do that now, we will do it for them when we liberate Istanbul.

  • Is that a threat?

  • Yes, this is a clear threat.

  • God willing, if they open the dam, we will open it in Istanbul.

  • The man in the van for prayer which the team asked over the radio

  • also arrived.

  • [Abdul AL-BELDŽIJAN, a member of the Islamic state] Abdul Belgian, as it is called,

  • the Caliphate came from Belgium with her son.

  • Do these people pay?

  • Yes, many people addressing me,

  • especially young people.

  • My name is Abdullah.

  • Speak up.

  • Abdulah.

  • Are you from Belgium or the Islamic state?

  • Talk to him, tell him you're from the Islamic state.

  • From the Islamic state.

  • Do you want to come back to Belgium? Why?

  • What's there?

  • Infidels.

  • What have we here?

  • Islamic state.

  • Do you like the Islamic state?

  • Are you sure?

  • Yes.

  • What do you want? To be jihadists, or to get killed as a martyr (Suicide attack)?

  • Jihadists.

  • Why kill infidels?

  • Stand up.

  • What were the unbelievers doing?

  • What were the unbelievers doing?

  • They kill Muslims.

  • Because they are killing Muslims.

  • All unbelievers?

  • Nonbelievers in Europe?

  • Nonbelievers in Europe, all unbelievers.

  • God's will is established caliphate,

  • and we will invade you, like you invaded us.

  • Zarobić your wife, as you have captured us.

  • Since your children will do orphans like you than ours.

  • Allah is great!

  • <I> Allah is great! </ I>

  • Allah is great!

  • <I> Allah Akbar! </ I>

  • Allah is great!

  • <I> Allah is great! </ I>

  • I swear to God, my brothers,

  • we live in an indescribable joy.

  • We believe that this generation of children

  • generation Caliphate.

  • God willing, this generation will fight the infidel, and outlaws,

  • with the Americans and their allies, God willing.

  • In this children's embedded right doctrine.

  • Everyone will be happy to fight for the construction of the Islamic state

  • and for God.

  • How old are you?

  • Nine.

  • To whom are you fighting?

  • For the Islamic state.

  • Where do you go after Ramadan?

  • In camp.

  • Why?

  • At the training.

  • Training for what?

  • To handle the "Russians" (Kalashnikov).

  • What will you do after that?

  • To fight against the Russians ... Americans.

  • Infidels.

  • Are not you too young? Can you shoot?

  • Have you ever been shot?

  • Yes.

  • Younger than 15 years go to Sharia camp at training on religion and religious beliefs.

  • Older than 16 years can in a military camp.

  • I participate in military operations?

  • Yes. Older than 16

  • who are registered in the camps can not participate in military operations.

  • Because Osama Ibn Zaid [Mohammed's adopted son] was led by the army

  • when he was 17 or 18 years.

  • He led the army against the Romans.

  • In God's name, my name is Daud and I'm 14 years old.

  • I want access to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and to kill them