The Islamist State or ISIS has been hitting the headlines including express news live online. It is one of the most merciless terror groups having beheaded and burned many of its hostages in the recent past. It is estimated that it controls over six million people in Iraq. You may wonder how this group has been making money to support itself and buy weapons! The controls oil refineries and wells in both northern Syria and Iraq before smuggling it into some needy areas.
Every day that you watch express news live streaming, you will see that ISIS has committed a crime. The terror group has also been making money from ransoms after kidnapping citizens from western countries. If the ransoms are not paid, they end up executing the hostages. A good example is the beheading of James Foley and two Japanese whose ransoms were never paid. They demand hundreds of dollars so as to release the hostages. As per the news on express news live is that the group also makes money stealing from banks, harvesting and trafficking body organs, extorting the locals , control of crops as well as looting and selling artifacts and antiquities. From oil sales, it estimated that the terror group makes a minimum of a million dollars. Everything that the group does works towards its own benefit while destroying everything else. Through the digging of antiquities, many important ancient sites have been destroyed. Important attraction sites such as the tomb of Johnah is one of the destroyed ones.