Under ISIS, Life In Mosul Takes A Turn For The Bleak

March 21, 2015 11:11 AM

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Thousands of Sunni Arabs from Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, escaped to Erbil at the end of the summer when the militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State first overran the city and imposed a draconian social code.

Among them is a man we'll call the professor — he, his wife and their children fled Mosul in August, but he doesn't want his name published because his extended family still lives there under ISIS control.

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