When Ghaith Abdul-Ahad went undercover in Yemen for this first-hand report he learned something that he'd never anticipated.
Having grown up in the area, the award-winning Iraqi journalist wanted to investigate Al Qaeda's campaign to impose their rule on areas of South Yemen. But it's not as black and white as you'd think. "They've changed," he says...
He told us about the dangers he and his crew faced in a daily basis when under cover, and revealed what happened when he put his life into the hands of one of the world's most notorious terrorist organisations.
While the sudden eruption of conflict in Mali between Islamists and French forces has grabbed the attention of news crews, it's the less reported events in Yemen that should cause more alarm.
There terrorists, in contravention to their usual method of operating, have assumed control over a large swathe of the country and moulded it under their ideals.
Despite this being a no-go zone of suicidal danger, one man went to investigate how Al-Qaeda groups have managed to establish a state dedicated to terror.