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Sunday, November 30, 2014


UN: ISIS Get $ 45 Million Ransom Money

ISIS group who control vast territories in Syria and Iraq receive between $ 35 to $ 45 million in ransom payments in the past year, said on Monday (24/11), by Yotsna Lalji, UN experts monitoring sanctions against al-Qaida .

Furthermore, Lalji communicate to the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council, approximately $ 120 million ransom had been paid to the terrorist groups between 2004 and 2012.

Kidnapping for ransom "continues to grow," said Lalji, as demonstrated successful ISIS of money they earn. He added that in recent years, al-Qaida and its affiliates have made the kidnapping as a "center of al-Qaida tactics in generating revenue."

Last week, US President Barack Obama ordered a review of how the US should respond if US citizens held hostage abroad, considering the beheading of US citizens by militant ISIS recently.

However, the review will not change the old US policy that rejects ransom payments, as is done by many countries. (VOA)

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