IS Slaps $100 Fine For Shaving Beard

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Raqqa: With its territories reduced, cash-strapped Islamic State (IS) has imposed new taxes and fines like a $100 penalty for shaving a beard and $50 for trimming it and $5 for men not properly wearing the traditional izar (a long garment). Also, women being charged $25 for wearing cloaks deemed too tight, according to analysis released by IHS Inc.

Trucks crossing check points now have to pay between $600 and $700 while last summer the fee was $300. Between December 2015 and March 2016, the IS lost about 22 per cent of its territory, according to IHS.


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