Inside the Fall of the Islamic State

On the podcast: A reporter who embedded with U.S.-backed forces in Syria describes the battles there.

By , the executive editor for news and podcasts at Foreign Policy.
Smoke and fire billow after a shelling on the Islamic State’s last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province, on March 3. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke and fire billow after a shelling on the Islamic State’s last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province, on March 3. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke and fire billow after a shelling on the Islamic State’s last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province, on March 3. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

This month, the last remaining Syrian village held by the Islamic State fell to U.S.-backed Kurdish coalition forces. The Vice News Tonight reporter Aris Roussinos embedded with those forces earlier this year.

On First Person this week, he describes the final battles of the war against the Islamic State and the perils that still await Syria.

This month, the last remaining Syrian village held by the Islamic State fell to U.S.-backed Kurdish coalition forces. The Vice News Tonight reporter Aris Roussinos embedded with those forces earlier this year.

On First Person this week, he describes the final battles of the war against the Islamic State and the perils that still await Syria.

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