‘ISIS Files’: Thousands of documents reveal the terror group’s inner workings

‘ISIS Files’: Thousands of documents reveal the terror group’s inner workings

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TaskandPurpose:The long-awaited “ISIS Files” have launched online at the George Washington University, offering researchers and others a window into the inner workings of the terror group that called itself “The Islamic State.”

The New York Times and GWU announced a partnership in 2018 to digitize, translate, and analyze more than 15,000 pages of internal ISIS documents. Now, those documents are beginning to appear on the ISIS files website, which is based around themes such as ideology, war spoils, agriculture programs, and religious police files.

“The launch is the culmination of an exclusive research partnership between the Program on Extremism and The New York Times to create a virtual public platform to host The ISIS Files, a collection of more than 15,000 pages of internal ISIS documents collected by New York Times investigative journalist and Program on Extremism fellow Rukmini Callimachi during embeds with the Iraqi army,” GWU said in an emailed statement Friday announcing the launch. more here


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