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.
This footage serves as evidence into the life of an IS fighter who was more probably recruited through these victorious videos and massive online presence demonstrated by ISIS, and learnt that the actual lifestyle is far from what he had expected.