In this episode of Reporter's Diary, we have THE WEEK's Deputy Photo Editor Bhanu Prakash Chandra. Bhanu Prakash, along with Special Correspondent Lakshmi Subramanian, travelled to and reported from Syria, for an exclusive cover story this week. In Syria, guns and bombs have largely fallen silent after the defeat of Islamic State. But, amid the eerie calm that prevails, the war-torn nation stands exposed to new perils and challenges.
He speaks of a trip to the prison camps for Islamic State terrorists in Syria. The place looked like hell on earth with around 7,000 prisoners locked in small cells for months. With not enough toilets, the cells reeked of human excreta.