ISIS seeks to build full-fledged government in Iraq and Syria

December 8, 2015 9:09 AM

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ISIS seeks to build full-fledged government in Iraq and Syria

A leaked internal manual of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shows that the terrorist organisation seeks to build a full-fledged government with treasury and an economic programme for self-sufficiency. The manual contains 24 pages and has a blueprint for establishing foreign relations, a propaganda operation, and centralised control over oil, gas and other major parts of the economy, the Guardian reported.

The manual, is titled 'Principles in the administration of the Islamic State'. It was written in 2014 and lays bare ISIS's state-building endeavours and the ways in which it has managed to set itself apart as the richest and most destabilising jihadi group of the past 50 years. The document sketches...

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