What It's Really Like to Fight for the Islamic State

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VICE News has obtained footage taken from the headcam of an Islamic State (IS) fighter who died in March while battling Kurdish peshmerga troops in northern Iraq. The clash took place about 30 miles north of Mosul.

Unlike IS propaganda, which often presents sweeping battlefield victories, the video shows chaos, panic, and the fighters retreating.

VICE News shows the grim reality of an IS foot soldier.







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When I play multiplayer games, 95% of my teammates are Abu Hajaar.

Author — Bartimé Clep

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This is what happens when you don’t play the tutorial.

Author — Angry Watermelon

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Buzzfeed: We became Islamic State fighters for 3 days!

Author — Arnav K

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Roses are red
Violets are blue
3:17

Author — Outrider Pool

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"Good job, but you roasted us too" isis are good clowns LOL.

Author — max marrero

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who needs an enemy when you have friends like abu hajaar.

Author — sirwann

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I will break down their personalities
Khattab = A suicidal man driving to the worst spots in the battlefield
Abu Ridhwan = A guy that is over dramatic but at least the MVP
Abu Abdullah = taking things too seriously, but at the end tries to capture as much footage
Abu Hajaar = Tries to play soldier by firing his machine gun randomly which did more damage, at the end he charges at the enemies thinking he will just respawn

Author — Paragonix

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Imagine playing as Abu Hajaar as the the main character in call of duty.

Author — Suave JAE

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“May god accept you”
*Terrorizes the planet god made*

Author — D A T B E A N

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"What is wrong with you Abu Hajaar!!!"

Abu Hajaar: .

Author — Jetskii i

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"Abu hazaarrrr, the bullets are hitting us"
Abu hazaar: *God is great* .

Author — Y U NO

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What is it like to fight for ISIS?
It looks like suicide to me.

Author — john hanrahan

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For those insterested in lore ABU RIDHWAN is cameraman, ABU KHATTAB is the driver, ABU ABDULLAH is the rpg firing guy and the one who keeps rolling on the ground. ABU HAJAR is the machine gun guy who's shells keep hitting teammates and gets in their way constantly but he keeps quiet nonetheless.

Author — Serbia Stronk

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80% comment up for the legendary Abu hajar

Author — Viktor ScruelberG

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abu hajar
Teamwork 0
Accuracy 0
Aiming 0
Health 100
Rolling 10000

Author — Priyansh Gupta

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Abu Hajar was like “aight imma head out” after riddling his teammates with hot shell casings and frustrating the hell out of them the entire fight 😂

Author — Not IImpact

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Abu hajaar is the difinition of the trainee who failed his test but cheated

Author — Nytrex _YT

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This guy wanted to be remembered as a fierce warrior fighting against oppression, but he will forever be remembered as a clumsy clown.

Author — Thomas Serrano

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"Good job, but you roasted us too"
lmao

Author — Elite remover

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Legend says Abu Hajaar is still rolling

Author — Sir Hunningham