ISIS slashes salaries by 50% due to ‘exceptional circumstances’

The financial arm of Islamic State announced Tuesday that the salaries of the terrorist organization's members would be cut in half due to "exceptional circumstances." The pay cut is believed to be the result of the limitation of its illegal trade in oil smuggled from Syria and Iraq, as well as the destruction of millions of dollars in the bombing of the organization's "central bank" in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week. ISIS has issued a religious ruling, a "fatwa," permitting members to impose and collect taxes from local citizens to compensate for the salary reduction.

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