Grouping “Islamic state”, under the control of which are part of the territory of Syria and Iraq, the richest recognized as a terrorist organization in the world.According to the Israeli version of the magazineForbes , the annual income of the IG is about two billion dollars.
According to the magazine, the main income of the Islamists is for sale on the black market of oil products from their control fields in Iraq and Syria. Only the daily profit from the illegal sale of oil is about two million dollars. The price of “black gold” in the IG ranges from 25 to 50 US dollars per barrel, and daily extremists realize almost 30 thousand barrels.
Another source of income for militants “Islamic state” is “assimilation” of captured Iraqi archaeological sites and Syrian heritage. Selling them through intermediaries to clandestine auctions in Western countries, the Islamists get a serious boost to oil revenues.
Earlier, the German intelligence reported falling oil production at the fields, which are under the control of the Islamists. Then the Iraqi authorities have informed that the terrorists illegally extract oil from fields in the provinces of Nineveh and Salah al-Din, and the buyers of stolen hydrocarbons were identified some organizations in Turkey and Syria.
The date of the formation of the “Islamic state” is considered in 2006, when part of the militants came from “Al-Qaeda”. The greatest virtue of a new terrorist group gained during the armed conflict in Syria, where IG fought against government forces. In 2014, the “Islamic state” sharply stepped up its activities in Iraq.
Taking advantage of discontent Iraqi Sunnis in Baghdad politics, the IG has launched a massive attack on the northern and north-western provinces of Iraq and occupied a vast territory where announced the creation of a so-called Islamic caliphate on the territories under its control from Aleppo in northern Syria to Diyala province in eastern Iraq.
As for the other participants in the rating of the richest terrorist organizations in the world, the second place was the Palestinian movement “Hamas” in Gaza, reports NEWSru Israel .
Annual income “Hamas” is one billion dollars generated mainly due to the sponsorship of the Gulf countries, as well as through charitable organizations and foundations.
Third place was taken Colombian FARC organization with an income of $ 600 million, followed by Lebanon “Hezbollah” – $ 500 million, then the Afghan “Taliban” – $ 400 million. “Al-Qaeda” was only in sixth place with an income of $ 150 million.
Seventh place went to the Pakistani-Indian organization “Lashkar-e-Taiba.” Her income was estimated at $ 100 million. Next is the African group “Al-Shabab” with an income of $ 70 million, then the Irish Real IRA (50 million) and the Nigerian “Boko Haram” ($ 25 million).