After losing most of its financial sources and large swathes of territory in Iraq, the ISIS once again has started relying on trafficking of human organs in Mosul.
(AhlulBayt News Agency) - After losing most of its financial sources and large swathes of territory in Iraq, the ISIS once again has started relying on trafficking of human organs in Mosul.
A local source in Mosul revealed on Sunday that the militant group has stolen organs of dozens of its members and the injured ones in the hospitals of the province for the purpose of trafficking.
The business comes after losing many of its funding sources, particularly the oil fields in southern Mosul.
A special medical unit of the organization proceeded to remove the human organs from about 85 ISIS militants and other patients who have been hospitalized in Mosul, the source said, noting that the organs stolen from those members include kidneys, intestines and more.
“The organs were transferred under tight control to a hospital on the outskirts of the city where they are being smuggled into the black markets in Syria and other countries.”
The terrorist group has already been carrying out the practice of trading with human organs, but it has vastly increased it after the loss of the majority of its financial sources, particularly the crude oil, which it used to provide about 80% of the organization's budget.