Islamic State’s terror tactics in Syria exposed in documentary ‘City of Ghosts’

This image taken from film provided by Amazon Studios/IFC Films shows Aziz in a scene from filmmaker Matthew Heineman’s documentary, “City of Ghosts.” The movie opens in New York on July 7, 2017. (Amazon Studios/IFC Films)

“I can’t deal with anything without smoking cigarettes. First thing I need to do before an interview, I need to smoke a cigarette to be able to focus.” Given the dangerous, courageous life he has led, it is not surprising to hear such words from Abdul-Aziz al-Hamza – known as “Aziz” – one of the subjects…