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Another Mosul worker corroborated the account of ISIS tactics.Learning from its previous incarnation as the Islamic State of Iraq, when the group received money from foreign fighters, ISIS has almost weaned itself off private funds from sympathetic individual donors in the Gulf.Analysts and activists say most of the group's money comes from oil sales to local traders from wells under ISIS control.A high-level Iraqi security official put the number of oil fields under the group's control at four, with a fifth contested between ISIS and Kurdish peshmerga forces.By its own admission, Washington realizes funds from outside donors are not as significant as the group's self-financing methods, but the U.S. and its allies have been slow to move to cut those sources off.ISIS raided the central bank in Mosul and reportedly seized substantial sums of money, though the figures are disputed.This would dent a revenue stream ISIS has used to fund a significant recruitment drive.
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