How ISIS raises funds to support terror war in parts of the world
By looting of artifacts in Mosul museum , located in Iraq and smuggling the antiquities to willing buyers, the militants of Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been able to sustain their attack on people and properties in parts of the world, said Reuters .
“They seized Mosul two years ago and destroyed the priceless Mesopotamian artifacts in its museum, Islamic State militants found a practical use for the building as they turned it into a tax office.
The outside world learned of the museum’s initial fate from a video Islamic State released months later showing its fighters smashing Assyrian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Persian and Roman artifacts, many ofthem two millennia old or older.
Their intention is to destroy any history that did not agree with their extreme version of Sunni Islam.
But report says the Iraqi troops had been able to reclaim the museum back in March 2017 from the militants, who left its once-famous collection in a sorry state.
Analysts blame the buyers of the looted artifact as the real sponsors of the militate war in parts of the world.