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[Mid-east, UK] Syrian smugglers shun weapons and turn to cigarettes for profits

eastern Syria's smugglers are seeking profit from a new illicit product: cigarettes. It is forbidden under the austere religious...” Yet cigarettes offer a rare business opportunity for...uses his pickup truck to smuggle in cigarettes, stuffing packs into
Financial Times (uk)
added May 15, 2015 09:12
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[Africa, Mid-east, South Africa, Syria] BAT continues to add spokes to its Heidelberg hub

FROM its 65ha plant in the dusty little town of Heidelberg, the world’s second-largest cigarette maker, British American Tobacco (BAT), services 22 markets across Africa and the Middle East.
Business Day (za)
added May 11, 2015 11:05
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[Mid-east, Syria] RT ​Smoking guns? UK tobacco giant blames ISIS for cigarette sales slump

Imperial Tobacco has blamed a slump in cigarette sales on regional instability...A senior figure in the IS police force was found decapitated in Syria in February, allegedly with a cigarette left in his mouth. The words “O Sheikh this is munkar” were wr
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added May 6, 2015 14:16
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[Russia] How Isis is recruiting migrant workers in Moscow to join the fighting in Syria

During their last conversation in April, Gulru told her that Isis had given the family $30,000 for their journey to Aleppo...Her husband barely takes any part in military activities. Rather he inspects cars for alcohol and cigarettes, which Isis has banne
The Guardian (uk)
added May 5, 2015 09:57
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[Mid-east, Syria] Jail the hipsters: ISIS threatens to imprison men caught wearing SKINNY JEANS, having music on their mobile phones or smoking

Shocking: The cigarette burning images emerged as it was revealed ISIS has erected shocking anti-smoking posters throughout its self-declared caliphate featuring images of burning human lungs
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 3, 2015 22:36
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Roll up! Syrian cigar factory hopes to smoke out the competition despite war

Operating from Syria's northeastern province of Latakia, the initiative will create approximately 1,000 new jobs, according to the company's director general, Salman al-Abbas. "The company will start selling the products on the local market very soon and
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Mar 30, 2015 20:22
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Syria launches cigar business as war rolls on

In Syria's northwestern province of Latakia, workers roll the country's first locally made cigars, a new product being launched despite the devastating civil conflict now in its fifth year. The workers are employed by the state-run General Tobacco Compa
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 30, 2015 14:47
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ISIS' feared religious police force carry out another mass cigarette burning in Syria - as they unveil shocking new anti-smoking posters showing lungs being set on fire

show members of ISIS' feared religious police force setting light to vast piles of cigarettes in a field. The images emerged as it was revealed ISIS has erected shocking anti-smoking posters throughout its self-declared caliphate featuring images of burni
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 20, 2015 12:41
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[Iraq, Mid-east, Syria] How ISIS is funded by black-market oil trading, illegal drugs and internet cafes

TEN WAYS THE ISLAMIC STATE IS MAKING MONEY ... 9. Growing and selling drugs and black market cigarettes and alcohol
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 22, 2015 16:04
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[Iraq, Syria] Life under Isis in Raqqa: The city where smoking a cigarette could see you publicly flogged, imprisoned and even decapitated

A leading figure with Isis’s police force was recently found in Deir-al-Zor beheaded and with a cigarette in his mouth, with the sentence “O Sheikh this is munkar (hateful and evil thing)” written on his body. Abu Mohammed Hussam, one of the founders o
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 13, 2015 16:53
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