How Does ISIS Get Its Money?

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ISIS has become the world’s richest terrorist organizations, with over $2 billion in assets. So, how did ISIS get so rich?

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Inside Islamic State’s oil empire: how captured oilfields fuel Isis insurgency
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/19/-sp-islamic-state-oil-empire-iraq-isis
“Islamic State has consolidated its grip on oil supplies in Iraq and now presides over a sophisticated smuggling empire with illegal exports going to Turkey, Jordan and Iran, according to smugglers and Iraqi officials.”

Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/world/africa/ransoming-citizens-europe-becomes-al-qaedas-patron.html
“The cash filled three suitcases: 5 million euros.”

Islamic State Economy Runs on Extortion, Oil Piracy in Syria, Iraq
http://www.wsj.com/articles/islamic-state-fills-coffers-from-illicit-economy-in-syria-iraq-1409175458
“The Islamic State runs a self-sustaining economy across territory it controls in Syria and Iraq, pirating oil while exacting tribute from a population of at least eight million, Arab and Western officials said, making it one of the world’s richest terror groups and an unprecedented threat.”

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How Powerful Is ISIS?

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