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Weekend Reading and Watching: Getting to Know ISIS

by Steven A. Cook
August 30, 2014

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Reuters TV/Courtesy Reuters). A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Reuters TV/Courtesy Reuters).

Amberin Zaman looks at Turkish photographer Bunyamin Aygun’s 40-day ordeal in captivity.

Brian Fishman debunks the many myths about ISIS.

VICE gets an inside look at ISIS-land (video).

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