Men work at a makeshift oil refinery site in Marchmarin town, southern countryside of Idlib, Syria December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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Daesh (ISIS) has set up departments to handle "war spoils," including slaves, and the exploitation of natural resources such as oil, creating the trappings of government that enable it to manage large swaths of Syria and Iraq and other areas.The hierarchical bureaucracy, including petty rivalries between officials, and legal codes in the form of religious fatwas are detailed in a cache of documents seized by U.S. Special Operations Forces in a May raid in Syria that killed top Daesh financial official Abu Sayyaf. Reuters has reviewed some of the documents.The documents show Daesh is not immune to the rivalries and personality clashes that typify bureaucracies everywhere.Citing sayings of the Prophet Mohammad, the booklet calls for both kindness and cruelty to captives by Daesh fighters.Enslaved women should not be separated from their children, it says, but elsewhere the rules allow Daesh fighters to have sex with female slaves.
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