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BANNER IMAGE: Iraqi soldiers in the Old City of Mosul during the battle for its recapture in 2016. Courtesy of PA Images/Carol Guzy

Resistance and Information Warfare in Mosul and Raqqa: In Darkness, Light

Mike Stevens
RUSI Journal, 22 December 2020
Iraq, Information
Information warfare against the Islamic State made extensive use of two-way communication channels between those inside and outside the occupied cities.

The story of activists who resisted the Islamic State in Mosul and Raqqa reveals new dimensions of resistance activity in two major cities of the former caliphate. Mike Stevens provides a comparison of the experiences of resistance actors in the two cities and suggests lessons applicable to current military ambitions in the sphere of information warfare.

BANNER IMAGE: Iraqi soldiers in the Old City of Mosul during the battle for its recapture in 2016. Courtesy of PA Images/Carol Guzy

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