How Selling Harvested Organs Could Play Into ISIS' Budget
Iraq's U.N. envoy asked the U.N. Security Council to look into claims that ISIS is harvesting organs and selling them to fund its operations.By Kate Grumke | February 18, 2015
The Islamic State is reportedly harvesting organs to fund its operations, according to an Iraqi official.
Iraq's envoy to the U.N. told the Security Council that some bodies in mass graves had incisions and were missing kidneys, and that ISIS executed a dozen doctors who refused to harvest organs. Neither claim has been independently verified.
According to the Iraqi official, the reason the Islamic State is harvesting organs is to fund its terrorism operations.