Arab and international
24-10-2014 07:57 PM
Washington revealed for the first time that the Syrian regime buys oil from organizing Daash. The David Cohen, the Treasury undersecretary for counter-terrorism and financial intelligence, that the organization got the wealth at an unprecedented pace and composition of the sources of revenue apart from many other organizations such as Al Qaeda, pointing out that «Daash» does not depend on funds from donors across the border, but it gets the vast majority of its revenue through criminal and terrorist activities local.
Cohen said «(Daash) has a deep-rooted relations dealers on the black market in the region, and the extraction of oil and sell it to smugglers who pass it in a small-sized containers across a diverse network of roads. According to our information, the (Daash) sell oil at very low prices for a variety of mediators, including Turkey (which re-sell it), and to the Kurds, who re-sell in Turkey, and also it seems that the Syrian government make arrangements for the purchase of oil from (Daash) which is another indicator corruption of the Assad regime ».
The agent said the Treasury Department, which they say in Washington that «Batman funds», that the only way to thwart terrorist attacks are depriving terrorist organizations of the funds in cooperation with foreign partners, the private sector and improve financial transparency. And accept Cohen, during a seminar at the Institute of Carnegie yesterday morning, Daash capabilities to get the funds, estimated at tens of millions of dollars a month through the sale of oil, and the ransom kidnapping of the victims, in addition to theft and extortion of citizens in the areas they control.
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