Russia accuses Islamic State of launching an online casino

Russia accuses Islamic State of launching an online casino

The Islamic State (IS) works at online casino to compensate financial failures, caused by losses on the battlefield, the Russian diplomat to the United Nations Organization said.

The illegal oil turnover and extortion were the main sources of income of the Islamic State until recently. Now the IS is forced to adapt to military defeats and continues to pose a growing threat, the UN counter-terrorist service reports at the Security Council.

“They sharpen their skills with modern technology”, said Vasily Nebeznya, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations at the Security Council meeting on Thursday.

“The Caliphate fighters do not shy away from seeking income from online casinos”, added Nebeznya referring to the report of the UN Counter-Terrorism Bureau.