Israel now has now come under attack for allegedly buying Isis oil. A a new set of allegations have surfaced claiming that Tel Aviv was the main buyer of oil from the Islamic State (Isis).
Even as a joint coalition of countries has launched an all out attack on Isis (also known as Daesh), the terrorist group continues to make millions of dollars by selling oil stolen from Syria and Iraq in the black market.
No expert till now has been able to answer, who is buying the oil from Isis. The Israeli business press has now published a report citing multiple sources that Israel is the main recipient of Isis oil.
"Kurdish and Turkish smugglers are transporting" an estimated 20,000-40,000 barrels of oil into Israeli territory, which helps the terrorist group generate $1-1.5 million daily profit, the report published on www.globes-online.com, which claims to be the English version of Israeli business daily "Globes" said.
The contents of the report have also been published in several Arab and Russian media, according to Montreal-based research and media organisation Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG).
The report claimed that the oil extracted from Deir ez-Zor, also spelled Deir Ezzor in Syria and two Iraqi oil fields are transported to a Kurdish city of Zakho, located a few kilometers from the Iraqi-Turkish border.
It is here the mediators reach an agreement anywhere between $15-18 per barrel (WTI and Brent Crude currently sell for $41 and $45 per barrel) and then is smuggled to the Turkish city of Silopi.
From the Turkish ports, the Isis oil is then transported to buyers in several locations including Israel. [Also read: Who All are Buying Oil from Islamic State? Possibly Everyone]
The veracity of the claim could not be verified independently.