ISIS Suspicious Financing and Raqqa’s Unknown Fate

Abdalaziz Alhamza “RBSS”

With the beginning of the New Year, ISIS will enter its third year controlling the lands between eastern Aleppo and Mosul. All Syrians and Iraqis now how they were before, they were a bunch of small groups in Iraq and in the free Syrian army lands in Syria. The documents that were found with Haji Bakr show that there are countries stand behind the terrorist group ISIS.

It has been three years since they established their so called state, with borders decrease and increase everyday without any clear financial source. If we assume that they have a hundred military fronts, in each one the group needs a thousand bullets so we are talking about a hundred thousand bullets daily which is three million bullets monthly, anyone can tell us who pays for them? Who sells the weapons? The real fight against the terrorist group is not by establishing coalitions and military campaigns; it is through stopping its financial sources.

By what we have said, we are not accusing ISIS but we are accusing those who are calling for fight ISIS in order to achieve their own interests. It might be different between Syria and Iraq, which Iran is trying to control it all and get rid of the Arab Sunnis. Syria is not next to Iran and the number of Shiite militias originally from Syria is very small. But instead, the Kurdish militias in northern Syria played the role very well, they displace the Arab Sunni and they have a fifty year old fight with the Turkish country.

Raqqa, the group’s capital, which is out of the Kurdish imaginary borders and even its Kurds are not more than some hundreds out of 400 thousand people. The Arabic part of SDF was excluded from the Euphrates Anger.
Can we say the Raqqa is the alternative of Manbij?.

It seems like Turkey managed to prevent the Kurds from linking Afrin with Roj Ava and accepted a Kurdish entity western the Euphrates. If this was right, will Raqqa be under the Kurdish control temporarily? Or will it stay under the Kurdish control permanently? What about the vast Arabic majority?.

Iran and Russia will keep their promises for the Kurdish militias; they will bring them an International recognition of their state. The possibilities are limited; the regime army is too far from Raqqa, Turkey does not want to go deep in Syria without big benefits and the Kurdish forces which are the closest to the city.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".