By John Lee.
According to BasNews, the Iraqi parliamentary report into the fall of Mosul reveals that Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants were levying taxes at every level throughout Nineveh Province prior to the capture of Iraq’s second largest city in June last year.
The IS group was generating up to $11 million every month by controlling everything from vegetable wholesalers to petroleum producers.
Additionally, the salaries of 300 municipal government employees were ‘taxed’, bringing in revenues of over $60,000 per month, with doctors having to pay the group $300 (350,000 Iraqi dinars) per month.
The wholesale vegetable market alone reportedly raised $200,000 per month, while operators of private generators paid $200 per month to remain in business.
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