Higher prices and shortages create pressure in Islamic State group-held territory

December 12, 2014 8:30 PM

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Higher prices and shortages create pressure in Islamic State group-held territory

FILE - In this Sunday, June 22, 2014, file photo, people shop around at a market in central northern city of Mosul, Iraq. It's becoming more expensive to live in the self-styled caliphate envisioned by the Islamic State group as militant-held cities grow increasingly isolated, impeding access to basic goods and services. Coalition airstrikes and ground operations in Iraq and Syria are making it difficult for products to move in and out of militant-strongholds, triggering price inflation and leading to the creation of black markets. (AP Photo, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - in this Monday, July 7, 2014 file photo, people shop at a market in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. It's becoming more expensive to live in the self-styled caliphate envisioned by the Islamic State group as militant-held cities grow increasingly isolated, impeding access to basic goods and ...

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