The New York Times has introduced a documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. Today, as a special episode of “The Daily,” we offer Chapter 7 of “Caliphate,” in which Rukmini examines what ISIS left behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled.
The next episode of “Caliphate” will publish in the series’s own feed next Thursday, June 7, and as a bonus installment of “The Daily” next Saturday, June 9. New York Times subscribers can listen to that episode now at nytimes.com/caliphate.
This episode includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence.