Robert Fisk: ISIS is an 'unemotional weapon'

As Vladimir Putin ramps up military activity in support of President Assad, we go to the man tracking Syrian government troops and ISIS growth. The Independent's Robert Fisk shares his experience on the front line with the Syrian army.
An ISIS soldier celebrates after the capture of the Syrian city of Raqqa in 2014. (Reuters)

On Wednesday, Russia ignored the West's wishes, and launched its first airstrikes inside Syria, around the city of Homs.

The move came just hours after the Russian Parliament gave its seal of approval to be more aggressive in the region. More Russian jets have been bombing again today.

Veteran journalist Robert Fisk says it's difficult to fight ISIS. They are cold, calculated and have a huge influx in money ensuring they have sophisticated weapons. (CBC)

Robert Fisk is The Independent's multiple award winning Middle East correspondent, and has spent a lot of time on the front-line with the Syrian army. He joined us in Toronto to share his insights on the war against ISIS. 

This segment was produced by The Current's Sarah Grant.