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October 9, 2017

Terror groups’ £23m profit in sex trafficking

by
Henry Jackson Society

Terror groups are using human trafficking, including trading in sex slaves, as a new source of funding, according to a report.

Daesh and Boko Haram are among those resorting to kidnapping and ransom efforts as historical revenue streams, such as taxation and oil sales, begin to decrease, it is claimed.

The study by the Henry Jackson Society, titled Trafficking Terror, suggests Daesh made up to £23million last year from kidnappings.

It also claims terrorists are using rape and forced marriage to boost recruitment and galvanise its fanatical followers.

One victim in the study was a ten-year-old Libyan girl who was repeatedly raped by traffickers while she was being held in a camp.

Read more in The Metro