UK, US turn blind eye to ISIL oil sales

Although ISIL is meant to be a target of the US led coalition to halt it, senior political sources in the region have said that the governments are turning a blind eye to the oil sales that helps funds the terrorist group.

UK, US turn blind eye to ISIL oil sales

World Bulletin / News Desk

Key allies in the US and UK led war on ISIL are covertly financing the terrorist movement according to senior political sources in the region according to a report in the Middle East Eye.

 US and British oil companies are heavily invested in the complicated and complex geopolitical triangle sustaining IS’ black market oil sales.

The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq and Turkish military intelligence have supported secret IS oil smuggling operations and supplied arms to the terror group, according to Kurdish, Iraqi and Turkish officials.

One British oil company in particular, Genel Energy, is contracted by the KRG to supply oil for a major Kurdish firm rhat is  accused of facilitating ISIL oil sales to Turkey. The Kurdish firm has close ties to the Iraqi Kurdish government.

Genel operates in the KRG with support of the British government, and is also linked to a British parliamentary group with longstanding connections to both the British and KRG oil industries.

The relationship between British and Kurdish energy companies, and senior British politicians, raises questions about conflicts of interest – especially in the context of a "war on terror" that is supposed to be targeting, not financing, the ISIL


Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Ağustos 2015, 09:56