Terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State, sometimes called ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, may use profits from selling looted Syrian or Iraqi artifacts on the black market to fund their activities, says the Antiquities Coalition, an international group that fights cultural racketeering. It says terrorist groups can make up to $1 million by selling one “masterpiece,” enough to finance sizable arsenals.

Source: “Culture in Conflict: Where Can Daesh Get $1 Million?” Antiquities Coalition, undated, https://tinyurl.com/yablnn3k

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Item That Can be Purchased Quantity
AK47s 11,667
Bullets 2.5 million
Rocket launchers 1,250
Mortars 5,000

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