I Am Iraq, I Am an Island

A collection of first-hand accounts compiled by Nancy Updike on ISIS moving into the city of Mosul. One resident seemed to sympathize with the terror group, saying prices in stores had gone down and there was no over-site of citizens day to day lives. Of course, other residents of Mosul noted prices had only gone down because the siege of their city had ended. Many of the Sunni residents of Mosul welcomed ISIS driving out the Shiites into Baghdad. Others still resented them for the lives it cost to take the city. It’s hard to imagine a city could be divided on whether they approve their invaders or not, and yet Updike found residents who had made their peace with living under ISIS.

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I Am Iraq, I Am an Island

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ISIS became so comfortable in Baghdad that they established their own police force in Iraq’s capital