334 How ISIS makes (and takes) money

Speech Materals


The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has crude, stomach-turning tactics when it comes to dealing with its enemy, but experts say that its moneymaking methods are highly sophisticated, especially for such a new terror group.

I – Word Understanding
stomach-turning – disgusting; hateful
sophisticated – highly developed ; with a lot of knowledge

II – Have Your Say
Here’s a look at how ISIS has made (and taken) millions:
1. Oil production and smuggling
2. Ransoms from kidnapping
3. Looting and selling stolen artifacts and antiquities
4. Taxes,’ aka extortion
5. Control of crops
6. Organs harvesting

334 How ISIS makes (and takes) money

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