Iraq Government Faces Dilemma in Payments to Islamic State Areas

April 16, 2015 2:57 PM

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Iraq Government Faces Dilemma in Payments to Islamic State Areas

The northern Iraqi city of Mosul is under the renegade control of Islamic State militants yet doctors there still receive their government salaries from Baghdad as they care for injured and ill Islamic State fighters.

The government outlays, like those to teachers and other public employees in all areas under Islamic State control, reflect Baghdad’s dilemma as it tries to hold together a country that appears to be unraveling.

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