In the war on terror, who is it that we’re really fighting? “Caliphate” follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, on her quest to understand ISIS. For more information about the series, visit nytimes.com/caliphate. This series includes disturbing language and scenes of graphic violence.
Producer: Andy Mills; Reporters: Rukmini Callimachi and Andy Mills; Managing Producer: Larissa Anderson; Editors: Wendy Dorr and Larissa Anderson; Associate Producer: Asthaa Chaturvedi; Technical Director: Brad Fisher; Executive Producer, NYT Audio: Lisa Tobin; Editorial Director, NYT Audio: Samantha Henig; Assistant Managing Editor, NYT: Sam Dolnick; Music: William Brittelle, Andy Mills, Nate Henricks, Cliff Martinez, Brad Fisher, Taku Sugimoto and David Wingo
Chapter Ten: One Year Later
What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?
Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One
Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.
Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two
After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.
Chapter Eight: The Briefcase
We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.
Chapter Seven: Mosul
What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?
Chapter Six: Paper Trail
“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.
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