Monday, January 18, 2016
ISIS cuts fighters' salary by 50 % amid financial hard times.
ISIS cuts fighters' salary by 50 % amid financial hard times. (JPost).
A new document released in December by Bayt al-Mal, the Treasury Ministry of ISIS, in Raqqa, reveals that ISIS has decided to cut the salaries of all its fighters in half due to the "exceptional circumstances" ISIS has been witnessing.
The "exceptional circumstances" ISIS has been witnessing were not detailed in the document, however, they are likely related to the massive airstrikes launched by the international coalition against ISIS positions in Raqqa in December and the Iraqi campaign to liberate the city of Ramadi from ISIS' hold.
The document stresses that the distribution of Zakat, a religious obligatory tax collected for poor Muslims, will not be hampered. Read the full story here.