ISIS's dark oil trade

ISIS's Dark Oil Trade
ISIS's Dark Oil Trade


How can ISIS be stopped? Cripple the organization's oil smuggling trade.

Black market oil funds an estimated $1 million dollars a day to the Islamic State's organization.

Formerly, Al Qaeda was responsible for the black market trade of oil with the help of ordinary civilians. Today, ISIS has inherited control of this oil smuggling. The economic incentives have created a lucrative opportunity to fund the Islamic state's terrorist activities.

The high demand for fuel in the area means that there is a shortage. Depriving ISIS from this fuel could mean an end to the terrorist state.


Related: ISIS in Syria

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