By John Lee.
The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament has said that the ability of the so-called Islamic State militant group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh ) to profit from illicit oil sales has declined, as the terrorists lose control over the captured territories.
Saleem Jubouri (pictured) told Sputnik:
"Daesh used [oil] fields to earn money, especially in [the province of] Nineveh and several districts of [the province of] Kirkuk. But following the liberation of a number of districts, Daesh capabilities in this sphere have decreased.
"Unfortunately, there are people who help Daesh to produce oil and transport it. It is very strange, because anyone could understand what is the main financial resource of the Daesh."