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In a five-part series, VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels the world to investigate the origins and impact of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations: al Qaeda, al Shabaab, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Boko Haram and the Islamic State.

In the series’ final episode, Suroosh traces the Islamic State’s origins back to a U.S. prison camp, and shows how the group’s rise has left a trail of unparalleled brutality. He meets with U.S. government officials often blamed for the rise of the Islamic State, meets Iraqi military determined to defeat it, and sits down with victims who have narrowly escaped the group’s beheadings or mass executions.

Exploring the binary universe of the war on terror – good versus evil, us versus them – he takes us behind the curtain to show us the cycle of violence the Islamic State has left behind, while helping answer a fundamental question: is there an end in sight?

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Full video from this feature will be available 12/01/17 at 6pm EST.

TERROR PT. V - Islamic State Preview

TERROR PT. V - Islamic State Preview

Coming up on the series’ final episode, Suroosh Alvi traces the Islamic State’s origins back to a U.S. prison camp, and shows how the group’s rise has left a trail of unparalleled brutality.

CHASING TERROR | PHOTOS:

At a military graduation in Nineveh, Iraqi soldiers wear masks for fear of retribution, should they be recognized.

At a military graduation in Nineveh, Iraqi soldiers wear masks for fear of retribution, should they be recognized.

In Anbar Province, shortly after getting out of their car, Suroosh and the crew seek shelter from Islamic State fire.

In Anbar Province, shortly after getting out of their car, Suroosh and the crew seek shelter from Islamic State fire.

Firdos Square, the site where a Saddam Hussein statue was famously toppled during the 2003 U.S. invasion.

Firdos Square, the site where a Saddam Hussein statue was famously toppled during the 2003 U.S. invasion.

Paul Bremer, who led the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) after the U.S. invasion in Iraq, defends what some have called crimes.

Paul Bremer, who led the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) after the U.S. invasion in Iraq, defends what some have called crimes.

Suroosh is given a tour of Camp Bucca by former detainee Mahmood Zaki, who calls the camp a “school” for terrorists.

Suroosh is given a tour of Camp Bucca by former detainee Mahmood Zaki, who calls the camp a “school” for terrorists.

A young girl who lost her leg to an Islamic State attack fled with her family, and is now living in a camp. The conflict has displaced more than 7.6 million people in Syria, and more than 3.3 million in Iraq.

A young girl who lost her leg to an Islamic State attack fled with her family, and is now living in a camp. The conflict has displaced more than 7.6 million people in Syria, and more than 3.3 million in Iraq.

WEB EXTRA:

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi speaks on the dangers of making the “Terror” series.

WEB EXTRA: TERROR PART V

WEB EXTRA: TERROR PART V

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi speaks on the dangers of making the “Terror” series.

GLOBAL TERRORISM RESOURCES:

2017 ISLAMIC STATE ATTACKS AROUND THE WORLD:

An interactive heat map showing location, casualties, and groups responsible for terror attacks around the globe.

View the interactive map here.

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE ISLAMIC STATE:

With Iraq weakened and a civil war raging in Syria, it’s unclear whether local forces and a U.S.-led international coalition can roll back the Islamic State.

Read the Council on Foreign Relations’ Islamic State InfoGuide here.

The Global Terrorism Index provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism over the last 16 years, covering the period from the beginning of 2000 to the end of 2015. It is considered to be the most comprehensive dataset on terrorist activity globally and has now codified over 150,000 terrorist incidents.

Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the GTI is based on data from the Global Terrorism Database which is collected and collated by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland.

Read the full report here.

DATA:

From the Institute for Economics and Peace's Global Terrorism Index

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