MP: 'covert' kidnappings are ISIS' main fund source

An Iraqi Parliamentary member from Diyala governorate revealed that 'covert' kidnappings are currently the main fund source for ISIS terrorists inside the governorate.

In a press statement, the MP Furat al-Tamimi said that ISIS terrorists opted for a new method to fund its armed cells by carrying out kidnapping operations in certain areas to blackmail the kidnapped persons' families.

Most of the families don't report these kidnappings for fear of their relatives' safety, Tamimi added.

Surgical intelligence operations must be carried out to cleanse ISIS' sleeper cells in governorate, the MP asserted.