Fighting ISIS

National Geographic writer Neil Shea travels to the heart of Kurdistan on a quest to meet the Kurdish fighters on the frontlines against the world's most feared terrorist threat. 

Neil and Hawre head to the outskirts of Sulimaniyah where a female-only Peshmerga battalion has its headquarters. At a firing range, raw recruits practice weapons handling and target shooting. 

Blood Antiquities

If antiquities is not only a crime against cultural heritage, it funds criminal networks like the Islamic State. In this clip, journalist Inigo Gilmore meets with a tipster who gives him information in order for him to set up a deal as an undercover buyer. Watch the full episode here.

Inigo Gilmore visits the local museum, where the relics are locked away, and learns the items are likely from the Middle East, possibly from ISIS held territory.