Islamic State’s statehood project lies in tatters

December 2, 2015 6:31 PM

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Islamic State’s statehood project lies in tatters

Under pressure from airstrikes and ground attacks, the jihadists are beginning to show the strain.

After the Syrian government stopped paying him, a technician who had spent two decades pumping the country’s oil received an enticing offer: do the same work for the jihadists of the Islamic State — starting at three times the salary.

Also read: For ISIS, Losing Territory Means Losing Revenue

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