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Civilian refuses to pay caliphate tax and stabs IS member near Mosul

Civilian refuses to pay caliphate tax and stabs IS member near Mosul
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Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Nineveh Province revealed that a civilian refused to pay the so-called caliphate tax before stabbing one of the Islamic State group’s members in the center of Tal Afar market, west of Mosul, before being killed by the group’s members, Alsumaria News reported on Monday.

The source said, “A civilian refused to pay an extra tax, known as the caliphate support tax, which was imposed by the Islamic State group on shops’ owners in Tal Afar market, west of Mosul, then stabbed a militant from the extremist group with a knife.”

“The members of the Islamic State shot the civilian, killing him immediately amid popular unrest,” the source added on condition of anonymity.

The source also explained that the Islamic State duplicated the imposed tax on shops’ owners, to pay its members’ salaries.



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