Swedish journalist back from Syria: on ISIS, refugees and intervention
Swedish freelance journalist Joakim Medin has reported from the civil war in Syria and at one time was captured by Syrian government forces. He tells Radio Sweden about the hopes of innocent civilians left in the country and life under Islamic State rule.
Joakim Medin is back in Sweden to write a book about his experiences meeting the different factions involved in the four-year conflict in Syria and life for those innocent civilians living in the country.
He has witnessed at first hand how people under the de facto capital city of the Islamic State has come to depend on them for survival. He was the last Western journalist remaining in Kobane when IS took the city and he himself has been detained by Syrian government forces.