By Patrick M Schmidt.
The United Nations Security Council has released as statement following concerns about radical groups in Iraq and Syria using captured oil fields as a means to generate revenue for their organizations.
The statement read “that any oilfields and related infrastructure controlled by terrorist organizations could generate material income for terrorists, which would support their recruitment efforts, including of foreign terrorist fighters, and strengthen their operational capability to organize and carry out terrorist attacks."
This concern stems from recent gains made by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as well as the Nusra Front.
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