Although a crude oil refinery in Tel al-ail, Syria, was still sending up smoke in October, such refineries and other industries operating under the rule of Islamic State militants are struggling as professionals continue to flee. Those who have escaped say the group’s statehood goals are in trouble.
Although a crude oil refinery in Tel al-ail, Syria, was still sending up smoke in October, such refineries and other industries operating under the rule of Islamic State militants are struggling as professionals continue to flee. Those who have escaped say the group’s statehood goals are in trouble. File photo by Tyler Hicks The New York Times
Although a crude oil refinery in Tel al-ail, Syria, was still sending up smoke in October, such refineries and other industries operating under the rule of Islamic State militants are struggling as professionals continue to flee. Those who have escaped say the group’s statehood goals are in trouble. File photo by Tyler Hicks The New York Times

Statehood project is in tatters, say those who have escaped Islamic State

December 01, 2015 7:30 PM