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VOA Interview: Former IS Member Offers Insight Into Extremist Group

Fighting has been heavy as the Iraqi military engages in Operation Conquest, an offensive to push the Islamic State group out of Mosul. The operation began last week and is expected to take many months. In an undisclosed location in northern Iraq, Kurdish security forces are holding a number of captured IS fighters. One young IS member, captured last winter, spoke with VOA, offering insights into the extremist group as well as describing who some of the young fighters are. After...

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