Cash-strapped ISIS selling own fighters’ organs – report

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Islamic State has resorted to selling organs from injured fighters on the black market to raise much-needed funds due to the terror group’s desperate financial straits, according to the Arabic-language Al-Sabah newspaper.

The publication, as cited by the FARS news agency, quoted an unnamed source from the Iraqi city of Mosul, who said that “doctors were threatened to take out the body organs of a wounded ISIL militant.” 

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is suffering from a shortage of funds due to a loss of territory in Mosul, the third-largest city in Iraq. It wants to harvest the organs from its own terrorists to sell hearts and kidneys on the black market.

Findings from a US-based analysis firm, HIS, showed just how much of a financial hit IS has taken, largely due to the drop in oil revenues. Its daily oil output dropped from 33,000 barrels to 21,000…

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