VICE News has obtained footage recorded by an ISIS fighter’s headcam during a clash with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq, about 30 miles outside Mosul. The fighter was shot and killed.

The Islamic State exerts strict control on how it is represented in media: most accounts of what it is like to fight for ISIS take the form of glamorous propaganda.

The Pentagon recently pledged $415 million in aid to the Peshmerga, who are expected to assist the Iraqi military in its campaign to reclaim Mosul from ISIS.