ISIS Funding News

House Committee Confirms Cash is King for ISIS

CATF Reports Oct. 17, 2016, 4:26pm

The House Homeland Security Committee releases a report outlining ways to take down ISIS by focusing on their finances, and makes note of their unique online fundraising tactics.

Are U.S. Authorities Downplaying the Orlando Shooter’s ISIS Link?

CATF Reports Sep. 27, 2016, 2:35pm

A more complete transcript of the Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s 911 calls with the police released by U.S. authorities last Friday reveals the full extent of the shooter’s motives and raises doubts about the U.S.’s alleged efforts to manipulate ISIS links in public documents.

Combatting Terror Finance with Controls on British Financial Benefits

CATF Reports Sep. 26, 2016, 3:05pm

The UK Government is being urged to impose financial restrictions on terror suspects in order to prevent state funds from being used for terror financing.

U.S. Sanctions ISIS Supporters in Turkey

CATF Reports Sep. 21, 2016, 11:43am

The U.S. has issued sanctions against two men based in Turkey with financial and strategic ties to ISIS amid an increasingly precarious yet important U.S.-Turkey relationship.

ISIS' Female Fighters on the Battlefront

CATF Reports Sep. 14, 2016, 11:50am

Yesterday ISIS’ news outlet Amaq sanctioned the growing role of women as executors of terrorist operations.

Is Southeast Asia the New Terror Financing Hotspot?

CATF Reports Aug. 18, 2016, 9:01am

Bali counter-terrorism summit reports that terrorist groups are transferring significant funds into Southeast Asian countries.

Risks in Rio: What Adlène Hicheur’s Arrest Means for Brazil’s Security

CATF Reports Aug. 4, 2016, 11:17am

In recent attempts to tighten security in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil deported Franco-Algerian nuclear physicist, Adlène Hicheur, and arrested 12 individuals supporting the Islamic State suspected of terrorist activities.

Senators Casey and Isakson Introduce Uncertain Bill on Combating Terrorism Financiers

CATF Reports Jul. 13, 2016, 4:04pm

Senator Casey and Isakson hope to give the White House additional powers to combat terrorism financiers through a newly proposed STORM bill but the legislation introduces important questions regarding U.S. policy.

Is Boko Haram’s ISIS Allegiance Really An Allegiance?

CATF Reports Jul. 12, 2016, 10:15am

Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2015, but U.S. intelligence reports show that ISIS does not necessarily support the Nigerian group financially. Rather, it seems their alliance is one of mere branding.

Turkey Hit Again

CATF Reports Jun. 29, 2016, 2:49pm

Yesterday’s terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport is expected to induce Turkey to embrace a more aggressive approach against ISIS both in Syria and within its own borders.

Despite Strains, the Taliban and ISIS Enter an All-Encompassing Competition in Afghanistan

CATF Reports Jun. 27, 2016, 2:19pm

In Afghanistan, the Taliban and ISIS-affiliated groups have entered a bitter conflict over territory uncontrolled by Kabul. The longevity of each group will likely be determined by their ability to establish religious legitimacy and a compelling image among the Afghan public and the efficiency of their finances.

Al-Nusra and its Gulf Financiers: The Political Cost of a Long-Running Alliance

CATF Reports Jun. 24, 2016, 7:23am

Kuwait and Qatar remain al-Nusra’s top financiers. Will their support influence al-Nusra to disavow al-Qaeda in the near future?

Techwise Terrorists Drag Twitter Into The Eye of The Storm

CATF Reports Jun. 21, 2016, 3:44pm

Tamara Fields’ lawsuit against Twitter for the role allegedly played by the platform in supporting ISIS communications, recruits and fundraising efforts sparks debate over service providers’ legal immunity for the actions of their users and over what social media companies could do to halt terrorism propaganda.

Egypt Is In Denial Of Rising Terror Threats On Its Soil

CATF Reports May 25, 2016, 3:27pm

As international authorities repute terrorism as one of the plausible causes of the May 18th EgyptAir plane crash in the Mediterranean, Egypt’s complex security situation and the lack of accountability of the Egyptian government for it draw new attention.

Yemeni, Libyan, Saudi ISIS Branches on U.S. State Department Terror Lists

CATF Reports May 19, 2016, 4:03pm

Today the U.S. State Department listed the Libyan, Saudi, and Yemeni ISIS branches as “specially designated global terrorists.”

Kidnappings of Oil Workers: New Terrorism Windfall

CATF Reports May 12, 2016, 3:43pm

Sailors and oil workers have become the preferred victims of kidnapping for ransom by terrorist groups since crude oil prices started to drop last year.

Fishing, Farming, and Factories: Generating Revenue in ISIS Territory

CATF Reports May 11, 2016, 3:12pm

The strength of ISIS can only be assessed by monitoring everyday society inside ISIS controlled territory.

IN THE NEWS: Kenyan Medical Students Add Anthrax to the ISIS Formula

CATF Reports May 4, 2016, 2:14pm

The Kenyan police have foiled a large-scale biological attack using anthrax that was planned by a network including university students with ties to a terror network affiliated with ISIS.

IN THE NEWS: ISIS’ Use of Chemical Weapons Is Not Among Top U.S. Concerns

CATF Reports Apr. 25, 2016, 2:17pm

The Kurdish Peshmerga forces fighting ISIS are poorly equipped against the Islamic State’s increasingly frequent use of chlorine and mustard gas, which they perceive as a mounting threat. Their U.S. allies disagree.

Defecting ISIS: Fighters Flee as Finances Dwindle

CATF Reports Apr. 21, 2016, 4:08pm

Does the surge in defection, which coincides with increasing financial troubles, mean ISIS fighters are financially motivated?