THE TRUTH IS WORTH IT | Piecing together the bureaucracy of terrorism.

Mar 27, 2019 by

THE TRUTH IS WORTH IT | Piecing together the bureaucracy of terrorism.
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Rukmini Callimachi is one example. She covers ISIS, through extensive on-the-ground reporting around the world, as well as online, tracking the group through encrypted chat rooms.

Last year, after five trips to Iraq and more than a year of reporting, she and her team pieced together 15,000 pages of internal ISIS documents — birth certificates, tax forms, land deeds and citations from the morality police — to show the inner workings of a complex working state.

More recently, in a refugee camp in Syria, she spoke to two American wives of ISIS militants who want to return home.

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