Now, ISIS selling human organs of slain people to finance itself?

In yet another gut-wrenching revelation, the barbaric extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is said to be selling human organs of slain victims to boost its finances.

By Supriya Jha | Updated: Feb 19, 2015, 19:29 PM IST
Now, ISIS selling human organs of slain people to finance itself?

United Nations: In yet another gut-wrenching revelation, the barbaric extremist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is said to be selling human organs of slain victims to boost its finances.

If an Iraqi diplomat is to be believed, the ISIS is now resorting to organs trafficking to shore up its tottering finances.

The shocking claim was made by Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations Mohamed Alhakim, who urged the United Nations to investigate the murder of a dozen of doctors in Mosul, who were killed after they refused to operate on dead bodies and take out key organs to be sold in Europe's black market, the CNN reported.

The Iraqi ambassador added that in Western Iraq, bodies of the killed civilians were found in ditches or shallow mass graves, with surgical incisions and missing organs.

"Some of the bodies we found are mutilated ... that means some parts are missing... there were openings in the back of the bodies where the kidneys would be located,” he was quoted as saying.

The diplomat however, did not provide any proof corroborating his claim.

Meanwhile, the UN says it will investigate the organ theft claim, the CNN report added.

The latest claim adds to the list of inhumane acts carried out by the ISIS, which is known to have beheaded victims, tortured women using them as sex slaves, and burning people alive in cages.

Though, ISIS is said to be the richest terror organization ever, its finances may be tottering in wake of persistent US-led anti-IS coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria.