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Criminals, militias, and insurgents : organized crime in Iraq

Author: Phil Williams; Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute,
Publisher: Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2009.
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The author identifies the roots of organized crime in Ba'athist Iraq and reports on major criminal activities including the theft, diversion, and smuggling of oil, the kidnapping of both Iraqis and foreigners, extortion, car theft, and the theft and smuggling of antiquities. The author also reports on how al-Qaeda in Iraq, Jaish-al-Mahdi, and the Sunni tribes used criminal activities to fund their campaigns of  Read more...
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Williams, Phil, 1948-
Criminals, militias, and insurgents
(OCoLC)428980078
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Williams; Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute,
ISBN: 1584873973 9781584873976
OCLC Number: 436754603
Notes: "June 2009."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Carlisle, Pa. : Strategic Studies Institute, 2009.
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 275 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
The rise of organized crime in Iraq --
The theft, diversion, and smuggling of oil --
Kidnapping in Iraq --
Extortion and other criminal activities --
Corruption and organized crime in Iraq --
Criminals, insurgents, terrorists, and militias --
Conclusions.
Other Titles: Organized crime in Iraq
Responsibility: Phil Williams.

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The author identifies the roots of organized crime in Ba'athist Iraq and reports on major criminal activities including the theft, diversion, and smuggling of oil, the kidnapping of both Iraqis and foreigners, extortion, car theft, and the theft and smuggling of antiquities. The author also reports on how al-Qaeda in Iraq, Jaish-al-Mahdi, and the Sunni tribes used criminal activities to fund their campaigns of political violence.

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