Fish farming and car dealing have become an alternative money generating resources for ISIS, after Russian and US-led strikes severely crippled the terrorist’s “traditional” oil smuggling businesses in Syria and Iraq, a new report has revealed.
Islamic State has resorted to selling organs from injured fighters on the black market to raise much-needed funds due to the terror group’s desperate financial straits, according to the Arabic-language Al-Sabah newspaper.
Former child soldiers from Sierra Leone have been employed by a private British military company to provide security for American bases in Iraq as part of a 2,500-strong contingent hired for the job, a new Danish documentary has revealed.
A decade under the yoke of US military and years of ongoing sectarian violence in the shadow of Islamic State threat have nurtured an entire generation of young Iraqis who believe Washington is not a liberator but the prime enemy of their country.
An 11-year-old boy has been speaking of his ordeal after being held prisoner for eight months by Islamic State before he eventually escaped. Ayman Sharaf Khaji told Sputnik of the awful suffering he and 100 Yazidi children had to endure.
ISIS has been using a high-tech lab in Mosul for building bombs and chemical weapons and training recruits in bomb-making since its capture in 2014. Barely targeted by US airstrikes, the facility has also provided jihadists with some 40 kg of uranium compounds.