Surviving an Islamic State Massacre (Extra Scene from ‘Shia Militias Vs. The Islamic State’)

Watch the full length documentary – Last summer, the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept from Syria into northern Iraq, routing Iraqi security forces and seizing the city of Mosul. Soon afterward, the group declared the establishment of a dubious “caliphate” in the area it controls and rebranded itself the Islamic State. With Iraq’s army weakened and radical militants advancing on Baghdad, the country’s Iran-backed Shia militias — which have their own history of sectarian abuses — fought back, halting the Islamic State’s advance. The militias have successfully combated Islamic State fighters on the ground with the assistance of air strikes from a US-led military coalition. But their growing influence within Iraq’s government amid accusations that they have harmed Sunnis in areas that they control has led many to fear that the militias threaten the country’s fragile sectarian and political balance. In this extra scene, VICE News meets a survivor of the Camp Speicher massacre which took place in Tikrit, where the Islamic State claimed to have killed more than 1,700 soldiers. He describes in detail how Iraqi soldiers were systematically captured, subjected to torture, and then executed by Islamic State militants in June 2014, and how he managed to escape the massacre. Watch “The Islamic State (Full Length)” – Watch “The Battle for Iraq” – Watch “Syria: Wolves in the Valley” – Read “Islamic State Loyalists Have Reportedly Kidnapped 30 Hazara Shias in Afghanistan” – Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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Spotlight: myInterview Offers an Alternative Hiring Process


Interviewing is an integral part of the hiring process. When you interview potential new employees, you can get a pretty good idea of whether or not they might be a good fit for your company within a few minutes. But doing a lot of interviews for every new opening can take up a lot of time and resources.

The startup myInterview thinks there’s a better way. The company uses video technology to bring interviews to the beginning of the hiring process. Read more about this interesting concept in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.

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The Looming Threat of Hamas: Fallout in Gaza (Part 2)

Watch Part One “After a War, Still Living in Rubble“ – During the devastating 50-day war in Israel and Gaza this past summer, around 18,000 homes in Gaza were destroyed or severely damaged, leaving around 120,000 residents homeless. Now, with trouble in neighboring Sinai and infighting between Palestinian factions, reconstruction efforts in the beleaguered Gaza Strip are moving slowly. With the UN warning of a growing humanitarian crisis for the people of Gaza, many fear that another armed conflict is imminent. Six months after the end of fighting, VICE News returns to the region to investigate the progress on reconstruction. In part two, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold visits the Kerem Shalom crossing with Israel to see what goods are being allowed into the Gaza Strip, and spends time with a resident of Nahal Oz kibbutz, which was attacked by rockets and Hamas soldiers during last summer’s war. Watch “Occupation: Voices from the West Bank” – Read “Israel Denies Flooding of Gaza Despite Palestinian Accusations” – Read “Dancing in the Rubble: Breakdancers Offer Hope as Gaza Struggles to Rebuild” – Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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