Pirate radio risks death to fight ISIS on airwaves

Updated 1823 GMT (0223 HKT) October 22, 2016

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Irbil, Iraq (CNN)Not far from Mohamad Al Mawsily’s studio, fierce battles are raging to oust ISIS from the northern city of Mosul. But from his secret location, the young Iraqi businessman is waging another war against the militants on a daily basis. Less bloody? Yes. But, still potentially lethal.

Alghad FM broadcasts into Mosul as well as online, where displaced Iraqis around the world can listen.

      The stations hosts dont use their real names on air for fear of retaliation by ISIS.

        Mosul residents have to call in surrepitiously into the radio station since cell phones and the internet were banned by ISIS.

        Callers from Mosul risk their lives to make their voices heard on Alghad, which means quot;better tomorrow.quot;