FRONTLINE reports on what is happening on the ground in Iraq in areas where ISIS has been pushed out. Correspondent Ramita Navai makes a dangerous and revealing journey inside the war-torn country, investigating allegations of abuse of Sunni Muslim civilians by powerful Shia militias.
FRONTLINE’S journalists go inside the battle for Mosul alongside civilians, soldiers and ISIS suspects. Reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad survives a suicide bomb while examining the fight and its toll. Also in the hour: a dramatic report on an Iraqi unit at the center of the fight.
FRONTLINE investigates the U.S.-led efforts to degrade and destroy ISIS. Reporting from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, and Turkey, the program examines the successes, failures and challenges of the fight, as ISIS loses ground in the region but strikes out abroad.
Join those who have experienced war, including fighters, journalists and psychologists, to learn how it affects everyone. Hear extraordinary, passionatetalks and performances from actor Adam Driver, journalist Sebastian Junger, author Samantha Nutt, scholar and advocate Jamila Raqib, musician Rufus Wainwright, and other vital voices.
FRONTLINE digs deep to tell the inside story of the creation of ISIS and learn how the U.S. missed the many warning signs. The film uncovers the terror group’s earliest plans, the Islamic radicals who became its leaders and the American failures to stop the group’s brutal rise.
Follow journalist Feras Kilani on the ground in war-torn Benghazi, birthplace of Libya’s uprising and now besieged by ISIS and warring militias. Also this hour, journalist Safa Al-Ahmad makes a dangerous trip to report on the fighting in Yemen.
ISIS’s rapid expansion across Iraq and Syria in 2014 shocked the world. Now, the self-proclaimed Islamic State is on the rise in Afghanistan. FRONTLINE reveals the degree to which ISIS is gaining a foothold in the country, and how they’re focusing their efforts on training a new generation of jihadists: children as young as three.
Also in this edition: a segment on a Pakistani police unit’s fight against the Taliban.
FRONTLINE investigates the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS. Correspondent Martin Smith, who made “Truth, War & Consequences,” “Beyond Baghdad,” “Private Warriors” and “Gangs of Iraq,” reports from Iraq on how the country began coming undone after the American withdrawal and what it means for the U.S. to be fighting there again.
FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders, the film traces the U.S. role from the 2003 invasion to the current violence, showing how Iraq itself is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong and what happens next.