A video, shot secretly by a Syrian woman, has given the first glimpse of life inside the brutal Islamic State, which took over the city of Raqqa in 2013.
The Syrian woman, whose identity has been kept a secret, took the risky assignment so as to reveal the truth behind the suppresive life inside Raqqa, governed by the archaic Sharia laws brought in by the ISIS militants.
France 2 reportedly pursued the woman to carry a hidden camera to film how is life inside Syria's northern city of Raqqa, under the Islamic State.
The secretly shot video was reportedly filmed in February and April, a Telegraph report noted.
The clip, which is over two minutes long, shows most men and women carrying weapons in the city. A particularly disturbing image is that of a veiled woman, with an AK-47 slung over her shoulder, walking with a child into a playground.
The woman who shot the film comes very close to being caught by the ISIS militants in one occasion. The militants, in a car, call the woman over to their vehicle and warn her that she has to "behave better... in public".
"We see your face," the man tells her, according to France 2's translation. "You have to pay attention by covering up. God loves women who are covered up."
The woman then apologises and explains that her niqab is a bit transparent.
The video also has a scene shot inside an internet cafe, frequently visited by the Jihadi wives who fled their countries to join the ISIS fighters in Syria. It has recorded a French woman's conversation with her mother, where she says will not return home.
"I did not take the risk by coming here to go back to France," she is heard saying.
It is estimated that there are at least 150 French women living in northern Syria, according to France 2. The inside view of Syria under ISIS has now gone viral and has been viewed over 580,00 times on YouTube in the last count.