3 May. 2017
Ahmed Mohamed Yassin, an Iraqi displaced from Aden district, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul with his family, poses for a photograph next to his cigarette stand as he waits for potential customers at Khazer camp east of Mosul, Iraq, February 6, 2017. "When I was living in Mosul, I was selling cigarettes. Life was good, the markets were booming, but after Daesh came in 2014, they imposed taxes on all sectors under the pretext of Sharia. They confiscated a total of 16 million Iraqi dinars: I had nothing left but managed to escape and out of fear hid in my uncle's home for a week." Yassin has been living in the camp for four months and is earning between 5,000 and 6,000 dinars a day ($4 to $5). "It is an acceptable source of income." REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed SEARCH "MOSUL VENDORS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.