After Oil, ISIL Has New Source of Funding: Organ Trafficking

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It has been well known that the Takfiri group operating in Iraq and Syria, ISIL relies on oil sales as a source of funding.

However, it seems there are other sources to fund the terrorist group, including trafficking human organs, the US-based media website Al-Monitor reported earlier this month.


The website quoted an otolaryngologist, Siruwan al-Mosuli, as saying that he lately noticed unusual movement within medical facilities in Mosul.

“Information then leaked about organ selling. Surgeries take place within a hospital and organs are quickly transported through networks specialized in trafficking human organs,” Al-Monitor cited Mosuli as saying.

He said that the organs come from fallen fighters who were quickly transported to the hospital, injured people who were abandoned or individuals who were kidnapped.

Organ sales yield large profits, Mosuli added, noting that a specialized mafia is engaged in these operations, in addition to medical institutions working in other countries.

Without coordination among these parties, such a trade cannot be sustained, he said.

According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the organization sells bodies and organs of injured people they arrest.

The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. ISIL militants have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.

The US-based media website also reported other sources of funding, including imposing taxes on residents, drug trafficking, selling humans and human smuggling rings.

Source: Websites

21-12-2014 – 13:17 Last updated 21-12-2014 – 13:17
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