October 30, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
ISIS militants laid a secret oil pipeline from controlled areas to Turkey via Iraqi Kurdistan, told Russian news agency Sputnik the former CIA official and senior investigator of the US Senate foreign relations committee, John Kiriakou.
According to him, the illegal oil pipeline operates thanks to the connivance of local regional authorities who receive a share from the sale of oil.
I always assumed that someone from the Turkish side of the border makes a lot of money on this. Too many stakeholders for this to stop.
According to the ex-CIA employee, the most rich oil deposits, which can be reached by ISIS militants, are in southern Iraq, and the most probable route of delivery is through the Kurdish territory.
Note that, according to the US Ministry of Finance, the “Caliphate” Islamists earn up to 500 million dollars a year from the illegal sale of oil.