Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS

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Surviving the Fall of ISIS
As Iraqi and coalition forces invade Mosul, the last ISIS stronghold in Iraq, the grim details of the extremist group’s rule come to light.
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The Women Who Escaped Slavery at the Hands of ISIS
These women escaped the hands of ISIS. Now they tell their powerful stories to photographer Seivan Salim.
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ISIS Destruction of Ancient Sites Hits Mostly Muslim Targets
The world is witnessing one of the greatest systematic destructions of Islamic sites in modern times—at the hands of Muslim militants.
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Portraits Capture Unexpected Reactions to ISIS Beheadings
An Egyptian photographer finds family members who are happy that loved ones have become "martyrs."
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How Filmmakers Captured a Daring Escape From ISIS Territory
The new documentary Hell on Earth from Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested tells the story of normal people caught up in extraordinary events.
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Journalist Films the 'Hell on Earth' That Is Syria
To defeat ISIS, the world first must understand why it’s appealing, says documentarian Sebastian Junger.
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See Vintage Pictures of Syria's Ancient History
Centuries-old sites have been reduced to rubble in the six-year war. Can they be rebuilt?
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This Girl Escaped From a Syrian War Zone in a Wheelchair
Born with cerebral palsy, Nujeen Mustafa spent most of her life in an Aleppo apartment—until she made the 3,500-mile journey to Germany.
About the Show

At a time when no one feels entirely protected from terrorism, Sebastian Junger uses his first-hand experience to chronicle Syria's downward spiral and the human toll of the carnage brought on by the Islamic State.

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