July 12, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
Russia’s news publication Sputnik (Arabic division) have acquired accounting documents, which contain information on the salary of ISIS militants.
It turns out that amounts vary depending on marital status and presence of children. Unmarried men earned the least – US $72 per week. However, $40 is automatically deducted for food and sustenance. If a man had six or more children – salaries can exceed $300 per week. Either way – not a lucrative industry to get into, by our measure.
The source for Sputnik Arabic notes that problems with financing of the group began after ISIS lost control of Iraqi oil fields in October last year, with the help of Russia’s air campaign.
Similarly, ISIS used to make a huge profit from human trafficking, especially from Libya, into Europe. Each boatload of illegal but previously employed (people with savings) migrants could earn militant groups hundreds of thousands of dollars.