How ISIS ruled its 'caliphate'

MOSUL • ISIS soldiers set out to remake every aspect of life in Mosul, the largest city under their rule - starting with the role of women.

Billboards went up showing an image of a woman fully veiled. The militants commandeered a textile factory, which began manufacturing bales of regulation-length female clothing. Soon thousands of niqab sets were delivered to the market and women who did not cover up began to be fined.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 08, 2018, with the headline 'How ISIS ruled its 'caliphate''. Print Edition | Subscribe