I just returned from a Syrian town controlled by ISIS -- jihadists so radical, even Al-Qaeda distanced itself from them.
UPDATE -- Thanks again for the great questions everyone, sorry I'm not a faster typer. I've gotten to as many as I could today. Apologies to anyone whose question I couldn't get to, and thanks again for asking them and for watching this film. You can watch it online anytime:
My name is Muhammed Ali. I'm a Syrian journalist who's been covering the war for three years -- and the emergence of the radical jihadist group ISIS is possibly the most frightening development yet.
These fighters want to establish an Islamic state, and they're willing to use the most brutal tactics imaginable to get there.
They present a whole new threat to the rebel forces, who are already in a stalemate with the Assad regime.
Reporting for FRONTLINE (PBS), I got into an ISIS held town to report on what life is like under their control -- and to document their growing power on the ground in Syria. I was shocked by what I saw.
The film I made, "Syria's Second Front," aired last night on FRONTLINE, and you can watch it here anytime:
Ask me anything!