This episode we travel to Paris to meet the Iraqi historian behind secretive dispatches during the Islamic State group's occupation of Mosul.
Almost exactly two years ago, a group of nearly 100,000 Iraqis joined forces to push ISIS out of the northern city of Mosul. This episode, we meet a historian from Mosul named Omar Mohammed at a café in Paris. He's the man behind the formerly-secretive blog and Twitter account "Mosul Eye." He’ll tell us all about his life, his family, his love of Mosul’s history, and his concerns for the future of Mosul, Iraq and the greater Middle East.
Read more about the 2016-2017 Mosul offensive in our special report here.
Next week, we’ll be back with more on the Mosul offensive from Mike Giglio of The Atlantic. He was there for the offensive, and he’s got a book coming out on it all this autumn. And we’ll hear from former CIA man Dan Gabriel, who just produced a documentary on the Mosul offensive called simply enough: “Mosul.”