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Prices, Poverty Soar in IS-Held Parts of Iraq

When Peshmerga soldiers cut off Islamic State’s supply route from Mosul to her village in Hawija, sugar prices suddenly shot up 30 times, according to Layla, a mother of three. She had survived two years of airstrikes and despotic rule from Islamic State militants, but after a few months she ran out of food and money. She feared her children would starve. So, like many people in this crowded refugee camp, she paid an IS fighter $300 about two weeks ago to tell her where the mines...

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