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Published on Apr 27, 2016
The Islamic State has found itself on hard times. Coalition airstrikes have wreaked havoc on their economy, and they can no longer fully pay their fighters. Now some fighters are finding creative ways to get out of their duties. Ana Kasparian and Brett Erlich, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“The job might be a bit different, but the Islamic State apparently has HR issues just like anywhere else.
According to a new report by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center, recovered ISIS documents show the group is suffering from financial pressures amid coalition airstrikes and struggling to keep costs down and retain employees after “reductions in benefits for Islamic State fighters.” From CNN:
The internal directives also call on ISIS fighters to reduce their electricity consumption and to stop driving official vehicles for personal use, a curbing of “perks” [report author Aymenn] al-Tamimi said was indicative of an organization under financial strain.”
Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations. (American Heritage Dictionary)
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