Smugglers on Turkey’s border with Syria send everything from iPhones to cooking oil into ISIS’ self-styled caliphate. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from Akcakale, Turkey.
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BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio speaks to an ISIS operative in Turkey about the group’s efforts to smuggle fighters to the West.
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