Financing terrorists in Syria have dropped by nearly 90% over four years
Moscow. September 3. INTERFAX.RU — Financial flows to support terrorists in Syria have dropped by nearly 90% in 2014, said the head of the service for operational information and international communications of the FSB Sergei Conversation.
“In 2014, the terrorists of ISIL (banned in the Russian organization) received about $3 billion To date, fighters manage to get $200-300 million a year,” he said, speaking Monday at the international conference “Combating illegal arms transfers in the context of the fight against international terrorism.”
The conversation noted that the reduction of funding for terrorists due to loss of taxable territories, the profits from the sale of petroleum products.
According to him, in the context of the displacement of a part of the terrorists in Afghanistan, the FSB predicts that some channels of drug trafficking be taken by them under control, which will allow fighters to make the rescue. In addition, he added to the Conversation, the extremists have stepped up propaganda and recruitment via social networks.