How Islamic State makes its money

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A Member of Kurdish People Defence Units (YPG) sits on a truck after coming from the Syrian town of al-Raqqa, in Tel Abyad, Syria

How Islamic State makes its money


Islamic State is probably the best-funded terrorist organisation. The question now is where does Islamic State gets all this money.

As reported by The Washington Post, it is possible that group's methods of financing are very different from other prominent terrorist organisations, and much more difficult for the United States and other countries to shut down. Unlike many terrorist groups, which finance themselves mainly through wealthy donors, the Islamic State has used its control over a ter...


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