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Criminals, militias, and insurgents : organized crime in Iraq / Phil Williams
AuthorWilliams, Phil Search Wikipedia for Phil Williams
PublishedCarlisle : Strategic Studies Institute, 2009 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
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LanguageEnglish
Document typeE-Book
KeywordsIrak Search Wikipedia for Irak / Organisiertes Verbrechen Search Wikipedia for Organisiertes Verbrechen / Terrorismus Search Wikipedia for Terrorismus / Geschichte 2009 Search Wikipedia for Geschichte 2009 / Online-Publikation Search Wikipedia for Online-Publikation
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URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-51866 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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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