The Islamic State’s primary source of income comes from the territory it occupies.  The appropriation of the cash held at state-owned banks, gave the Islamic State access to an estimated half a billion USD in late 2014. The exploitation of oil fields also generates significant funds for the Islamic State, particularly when it first took control of them.  The report linked below identifies other sources of funding that the Islamic State relies on to finance its terrorist activities…

http://www.fatf-gafi.org/media/fatf/documents/reports/Financing-of-the-terrorist-organisation-ISIL.pdf

 

 

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