A member of an Arab tribal militia fighting the Islamic State group watches as smoke rises from a crude oil refinery in Tel al-ail, Syria. Cruelty, a lack of services and an onerous taxes are driving people from areas controlled by the Islamic State group, eroding the claims of statehood, which have helped it draw jihadists from abroad.
A member of an Arab tribal militia fighting the Islamic State group watches as smoke rises from a crude oil refinery in Tel al-ail, Syria. Cruelty, a lack of services and an onerous taxes are driving people from areas controlled by the Islamic State group, eroding the claims of statehood, which have helped it draw jihadists from abroad. Tyler Hicks The New York Times
A member of an Arab tribal militia fighting the Islamic State group watches as smoke rises from a crude oil refinery in Tel al-ail, Syria. Cruelty, a lack of services and an onerous taxes are driving people from areas controlled by the Islamic State group, eroding the claims of statehood, which have helped it draw jihadists from abroad. Tyler Hicks The New York Times

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