photo: Eddy van Wessel


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Life in Mosul: terror and taxes in ISIS ‘prison city’

A year after it conquered Mosul, the radical Islamic State still retains an iron grip  on the lives of the hundreds of thousands of civilians in Iraq’s second city.

The information that leaks out of the city paints a harrowing picture of executions, enforced taxation, informers, lack of services, and ever-stricter applications of the group’s hard-line interpretation of Islamic law.

For example, local people say the ultra-conservative group continues to tighten  its regulations on women´s clothing and men’s beards.

Read the story here

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