Syria: ISIL Terrorist Group Employing Low-Salary Mercenaries to Minimize Expense


ISIL has faced serious financial problems and is trying to employ fresh fighters from low-income countries in Africa, South America and the Caribbean region, an ex-officer of the anti-terrorism units said.

“ISIL, that once spent $1,500 to employ and train non-Syrian fighters from the European countries, has decided to recruit its fresh forces from African nations, Brazil, Cuba and even Malaysia because on one hand mercenaries in these countries can be employed with low salaries and on the other hand most of these mercenaries are already trained and ready to dispatch to battlefronts,” the officer said.

In the meantime, scores of ISIL’s members have broken ties with the terrorist group after the Syrian and Iraqi armies and their popular allies captured more lands across the war-hit countries.

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