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ISIS Raises Local Fighters' Salaries

New Islamic State recruits from the province of Deir-ez-Zor will receive a pay rise in order to attract local fighters to the organisation
ISIS Raises Local Fighters' Salaries

The "Deir-ez-Zor Under Fire" campaign has confirmed to All4Syria that the Islamic State (ISIS) has decided to raise the salary for each new Syrian recruit in Deir-ez-Zor.


Salaries of new ISIS recruits will reach over 50,000 Syrian pounds per member – around USD $220.


The campaign said ISIS wants to encourage Syrians to join its ranks, taking advantage of the dire poverty and bad living conditions afflicting the majority of Syrian families in ISIS-held areas.


The campaign confirmed that ISIS arrested a group of its Syrian fighters, including an ISIS "prince" in the village of al-Musarrab in the western countryside of Deir-ez-Zor, after charging him with treason.


The prince has since disappeared.


Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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