Terrorist groups, like Al Qaeda and ISIS, have been known to frequently use car bombs to achieve their ends. But now, it seems, the latter group has become just as willing to sell cars – apparently without explosive options.
Struggling to make up for the loss of revenue from oil as the U.S. and allies target its refineries in Iraq and Syria, the self-described Islamic State has been desperate to find new sources of cash. And its taken to two rather novel approaches, at least for a terror organization, according to a report by Iraqi authorities. These include both car dealerships and fish farms.
“After the armed forces took control of several oil fields Daesh was using to finance its operations, the organization devised non-traditional ways of paying its fighters and financing its activities,” said a report by Iraq’s central court of investigation, quoting Judge Jabbar Abid al-Huchaimi. Daesh is an Arabic term for ISIS. (more…)