Fox News reports that the terrorist organization, the Islamic State, is experiencing a cash shortage, so they’re cutting pay and perks in the Levant.
The extremists who once bragged about minting their own currency are having a hard time meeting expenses, thanks to coalition airstrikes and other measures that have eroded millions from their finances since last fall. Having built up loyalty among militants with good salaries and honeymoon and baby bonuses, the group has stopped providing even the smaller perks: free energy drinks and Snickers bars.
The article says that they only except dollars for services and that they’ve reduced the cost of releasing kidnapping victims. Maybe they don’t need to be carpet-bombed, but this is certainly taking a long time. I’m thinking that cutting off free candy bars and energy drinks won’t put much of a dent in the beheadings, though.
Category: Terror War