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October 28th, 2014
06:04 PM ET

'They would torture you': ISIS prisoners reveal life inside terror group

The blindfolded prisoners are brought into the dank gray room, one by one, and begin to tell us their stories. Full story

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Filed under: Ivan Watson • National security • Terror
October 27th, 2014
07:01 PM ET

American fights with Kurds against ISIS

CNN's Ivan Watson profiles an American solider fighting with a Kurdish militia against ISIS forces in Syria.

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Filed under: ISIS • Ivan Watson • National security • Syria • Terror
August 11th, 2014
02:26 PM ET

"Heroic" mission rescues desperate Yazidis from ISIS

The Iraqi air force and fighters with the Kurdish peshmerga carried out a dramatic rescue mission Monday at Mount Sinjar, taking supplies to desperate Yazidis and bringing some on board to make it safely out.

A CNN crew was on the flight that took baby diapers, milk, water and food to the site where thousands of people have been driven by ISIS, which calls itself the Islamic State.

CNN's Ivan Watson, who was on the chopper, described the mission as "heroic."

Teams hurled out bags and boxes of food from as high as 50 feet before approaching the ground. Once the chopper landed, some of the trapped families rushed the helicopter. Soon, numerous people - including babies and the elderly - were packed into the flight.

As it took off, evacuating the sobbing, hungry people, fighters on board had to open fire at the ground in order to make it away from ISIS.

"They flew in shooting; they flew out shooting," Watson reported.

"There was not a dry eye on the aircraft."


Filed under: International affairs • Ivan Watson
February 19th, 2014
07:29 PM ET

Activists beaten in Sochi on camera

New video has emerged of Sochi police beating members of the outspoken political activists and punk band Pussy Riot in the middle of the Winter Olympics. CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the fallout for Russian police.


Filed under: Ivan Watson • Olympics • Pussy Riot • Russia