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Deep Pockets, Dark Goals: How Will ISIS Keep Funding Terror?

Ransom payments for kidnap victims, crimes like extortion and robbery and, lately, oil sales are believed to have brought in “hundreds of millions of dollars” for ISIS during its two-year reign of terror, U.S. intelligence officials tell NBC News. But the group is burning through money nearly as …

Iraq conflict: UN warns of possible Amerli 'massacre'

<b>The UN has called for action to prevent what it says may be a possible massacre in the northern Iraqi town of Amerli.</b><p>Special representative Nickolay Mladenov says he is "seriously alarmed" by reports regarding the conditions in which the town's residents live.<p>Amerli, under siege by Islamic State …

U.N.: ISIS fighters besiege Turkmen town

As violence continues to wrack Iraq, the United Nations warned Saturday of another ethnic slaughter in the making by Sunni extremists from ISIS.<p>ISIS fighters have besieged the ethnic Turkmen Shiite town of Amerli in the north for two months, and its fewer than 20,000 residents are without power and …

US 'set to launch air strikes' on senior Isis terror chiefs in Syria

The United States was said to be considering air strikes aimed at eliminating individual leaders of Islamic State as Turkey came under mounting pressure to stem the flow of jihadists across its border into Syria.<p>As Washington on Saturday debated extending air strikes into Syria, senior British …

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