Fifteen ISIS funding sources, oil is the number-one source of funding

The Damascus Center for Research and Studies (Meded) has identified 15 funding sources behind ISIS, which has been named the world’s richest terrorist organization in history. These sources feature the sale of smuggled oil and antiquities, donations, ransom payments to free abducted foreigners, rental income, taxes, Jizya and Zakat, fees and fines, in addition to outright theft and looting. Proceeds have also come from smuggling crops and drugs, money laundering, spoils of war, transport fees, human trafficking, sale of bodies and revenues from the sale of the terror group’s online magazine “Dabiq.”