Death and Taxes: The ISIS Cash Flow Problem

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Increased bombing has the Islamic State struggling to maintain its oil revenue and hold on to the territory it's occupied. At the same time, a system of taxation enforced by increasing brutality may ultimately erode its ability to control and govern millions of people. We hear about a model of governance that could threaten the sustainability of the Islamic State from the inside.

Later on the program, three months ago, nobody had ever heard of the two-wheeled, motorized scooters called Hoverboards. How they're on millions of American holiday wish lists. We hear how they went from the Internet to the factory floor in record time.

Photo: Screen grab from two former members of Islamic State's elite women's police unit, known as al Khansa Brigade. (SkyNews video)