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This Is How ISIS Makes Money

New documents reveal just how ISIS makes money in one of its provinces in Syria.

By Jake Godin | October 8, 2015

ISIS makes a lot of money. But where does it all come from?

There was a lot of guesswork in the past. But newly revealed documents detail exactly how ISIS makes its money in eastern Syria.

In total, ISIS made $8,438,000 in one month. The majority of that came from confiscating property and money from Syrians. 

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The bulk of what ISIS made in Deir ez-Zor was spent on its fighters. After that was money for bases and whatever it spent on state services.

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