Politics & Policy

Islamic State, on Tape

Watch exclusive footage allegedly from the mobile phones of dead Islamic State fighters.

A source from the Kurdish armed forces in Iraq, known as peshmerga, recently provided National Review Online with video footage he says came from mobile phones found on the bodies of dead Islamic State fighters.

The first video shows a man who appears to be an Islamic State fighter preparing to shoot a mortar at nearby enemies. It’s unclear where this video was taken or whom the terrorists are attacking.

An Iraqi military fighter may have initially taken the video, the peshmerga source says, and it’s unclear how the Islamic State came to possess the mobile phone that contained the footage.

— Jillian Kay Melchior is a Thomas L. Rhodes Fellow for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and a Senior Fellow for the Independent Women’s Forum.

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