Mosul and the Islamic State

Mosul and the Islamic State

When the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh) captured Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul in 2014, it heralded a period of unimaginable terror and destruction. A young man named Omar, writing under the pen name of ‘Mosul Eye’, secretly reported from the besieged city unveiling to the world apocalyptic scenes as militants desperately searched for him. For the first time, Mosul and the Islamic State tells the untold stories from inside the Islamic State’s reign of terror over this ancient city, the pursuit of justice in its aftermath, and the enduring struggle of its people for a better future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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July 21, 2021 37 min
Decades of war, dictatorship, sanctions, and more wars take its toll.

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Mosul and the Islamic State journeys back-and-forth between the streets of Mosul and the inner sanctums of the Islamic State terrorist group. For the first time, local Iraqis tell their stories of terror, survival, resistance, and hope alongside senior government officials, combat veterans, and other eyewitnesses. 



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