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Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution.

The global spread of jihadi extremism - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Quite apart from the gruesome activities IS, the similarly-motivated Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria is spreading terror into neighbouring Cameroon.

'Thursday night was riot night' at Bassingbourn base

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. "Libyans ran riot" on the Bassingbourne barracks where they were supposed to be trained as soldiers, a whistleblower tells International Editor Lindsey Hilsum. See her report in full at 7pm.

Life in Aleppo’s ruins: ‘We’ve had enough of dying, sitting at home, having no fun. We want to dance’

theguardian.com — They dance to Gangnam Style at the daytime disco in Aleppo. The lights strobe as Psy's 2012 hit blasts out and a young woman with tattooed arms and a ripped T-shirt roars out the lyrics. Dry ice fills the basement of the Dedeman Hotel, which luckily is not experiencing one of Aleppo's daily power cuts.

The battle for Aleppo - video

channel4.com — International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is given a tour around Aleppo, Syria. Some areas are still in the hands of the Free Syrian Army, but they are squeezed between IS militants and the Syrian regime.

Living with war in Aleppo - video

channel4.com — Syria's second city has seen some of the fiercest fighting of the civil war, but some people living there just want to forget the carnage, whatever way they can.

Lindsey Hilsum: It is sobering to see how war has taken hold in Ukraine

newstatesman.com — I have just returned from my fourth visit to Ukraine this year. In February, I started off in Lviv, in the far west, and ended up in Crimea in the south - which, by the time I left, had been annexed by Russia. History moves fast these days.

Without Scotland, Will the UK Lose Its Cool?

mashable.com — At every checkpoint in eastern Ukraine rebels in teeshirts and combats, khaki bandanas around their heads, kalashnikovs slung across their shoulders, demanded to see our documents. "Scottish television!" we would cry as we showed our British passports.

Evidence of Russian presence in Ukraine - video

channel4.com — A million people have now fled the conflict in Ukraine, according to the United Nations - as Kiev accused Russia of bolstering an invasion force.

Libya's descent: extremists fight for control - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. In 2011 they were all revolutionaries trying to overthrow Gaddafi. Now, says Lindsey Hilsum, Islamists are battling secularists for control in Libya - and the west is ignoring the country's implosion.

Is Libya now a failed state? - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. The capital's airport has now fallen into the hands of the Misrata militia allied with jihadi extremists. Once hailed the success of the Arab Spring, is Libya tearing itself apart?
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Feb 26, 2015

RT @RichardJSpencer: Islamic State video of militants smashing Iraq treasures - a new assault on Iraq's Assyrian past and modern culture telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

Feb 26, 2015

My story on how #ISIS has taken a sledgehammer to history, but may have missed the mark. bit.ly/1GxSHn8

Feb 26, 2015

My story on how Islamic State has taken a sledge hammer to history but may have missed the mark.... fb.me/4RoKiHml0

Feb 26, 2015

RT @Eleanor_Robson: @HalaJaber @lindseyhilsum Assyrian winged bulls original; reliefs on walls modern; some standing statuary from Hatra poss original too :(

Feb 26, 2015

@HalaJaber BUT winged bull is original from Nergal Gate to Nineveh

Feb 26, 2015

.@HalaJaber I got two Archaeologists from British Institute for Study of Iraq to look. They know where originals are. Also cld see crumbling

Feb 26, 2015

RT @RichardJSpencer: @lindseyhilsum Winged bull is the original and on site at Nergal Gate. Standing statues from Hatra and others also original. But many casts.

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