Syrian militants have made millions of dollars selling captured ISIS terrorists back to their counties of origin with some factions holding hundreds of the fighters hoping to cash in on the trade, IB Times reported.

The Financial Times reported jihadi groups, some of which have been armed by the US and the UK, have moved into areas of the wartime economy previously inhabited by human traffickers and smugglers and that as ISIS has lost territory, its fighters have become highly prized commodities, fetching at least $50,000, and even claims of upwards of millions of dollars.

Money can also be earned from ISIS defectors who pay to be smuggled out of ISIS territory and beyond. It can cost $10,000 (£8,200) for a fighter to leave Isis-controlled regions and a further $10,000 to enter Turkey, the IB Times report continued.

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Why dont they pay the rebels to KILL them instead ???

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Stern Daler

To pay for their 72 virgins is prostitution.

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Well, according to the fact that François said the Rafales have targeted French traitors in Syria and Iraq, I doubt our govt wants to pay for them. The appropriate answer is “we don’t negotiate with terrorists”… Another is to say, OK, how much d’ya want? We’ll send a chopper for the exchange… Then pay them with lead from a Tigre gunship :
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And remember to play Wagner’s Valkyrie from a few km before the meeting 😉
Frankly, who wants ’em back? It’s even why we let them go : 2 much problems if we kill’em here 😀

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

The appropriate answer is “we don’t negotiate with terrorists”

Mouaaahhhh. Are you serious?
They said that, and these lying people finaly paid the terrorists.

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You often say interesting things and i like you but you keep talking as if Hollande wasnt a neocon puppet and that is just ridiculous. There’s overwhelming evidence that he just sits and waits for the Obama orders . Look at him in 2013 after the ghouta attack (whereas western secret services already knew it was a false flag) , impatient to launch his Rafales against Assad… and then the american master negociates with Russia , Assad is saved and Hollande looks like the worthless puppet he is …. ever heard of the french american foundation ? young leaders ?… Read more »
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Nahhhhh!!!! of course you dont negotiate, you employ them as mercenaries, well maybe you negotiate how much you pay them, but thats a different story. We all know that from Zarkozy in Lybia to Frog Frollande in Syria French govt fully supported terrorists! Oh by the way here is a historical fact about population of Palestine you repaetedly lied in typical zionist way, you can clearly see the fake Joos are the invaders, by coincidence starting just a few years after Balfour declaration,bye bye https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographic_history_of_Palestine_(region)

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LOL!!! You are really funny. Your government was (and probably still is) supporting these freaks for years.

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Stern Daler

War is over rush for the spoils.

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Andrew

$50000 per head. A lot of good money.

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How the worm turns 🙂 Now the Takfiris who enslaved and sold thousands of Syrians are being sold themselves 🙂

Karma.

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