News Team Episode 9
In search for Al-Qaeda in the region, Maria Finoshina and two of her colleagues resort to posing as Serbian journalists to interview militia groups in Lebanese Tripoli. They meet local rebel fighters and a respected Islamic scholar, who reportedly recruits young people for suicide missions. Maria’s investigation also leads her right to the fighters’ training camp. She also goes to the “frontline” – fortifications set up for shootouts with snipers, located right next to a seemingly peaceful city market. In the house of a belligerent member of the brotherhood Maria speaks to its youngest members, who are already prepared to kill and die for the ideas their elder brothers imprinted in their minds.