‘The things that went on in that city shocked me to my core’: British grandmother tells of life in Mosul

When ISIL seized control of Mosul, Ellise Campbell had more reason than most in the Iraqi city to fear for her life.

The 64-year-old British-born grandmother from Dunoon, Scotland, was sure she would be killed as soon as she was discovered. Instead, she found herself being courted by the jihadists, who wanted her to teach them English.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) asked her many times to pledge allegiance to the terror group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but on each...

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