Russia claims that ISIS generates revenue through online casinos

Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya said that the Islamic State uses online casinos to generate revenue, reports Interfax.

"They improve their skills in modern technologies. For example, in one of the neighboring Syria countries, the accomplices of the terrorists are stealing the money of ordinary citizens through fake online shops. The fighters of the ‘Caliphate’ do not shun earnings from online casinos either," Nebenzya said.

According to him, thanks to the actions of Russia and Syria, ISIS lost access to "critically important oil fields," as well as the channels for its transportation and sale. "According to our data, by the end of 2017, the organization received no more than $2 million per month from the illegal oil and gas trade, while the total income of the ISIS in the Middle East region fell to $3 million," the representative of the Russian Federation said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.

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