The Islamic State has been stealing priceless and irreplaceable historical antiquities—in some cases with heavy earth-moving machinery—which it sells on the black market to fund its Caliphate ambitions. By doing so, a significant amount of Islamic State assets are out of reach from traditional counter terror finance measures.

http://news.usni.org/2014/10/27/isis-funds-terror-black-market-antiquities-trade

 

 

 

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