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Criminals, militias, and insurgents : organized crime in Iraq / Phil Williams
AuthorWilliams, Phil
PublishedCarlisle : Strategic Studies Institute, 2009 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, 2009
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (Text, 963 kB)
LanguageEnglish
Document typeE-Book
KeywordsOrganisiertes Verbrechen / Terrorismus
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URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-51866 
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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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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