The Islamic State has pocketed an estimated $45M so far from countries paying ransoms
Fox News Catherine Herridge reports that ISIS has dispersed the remaining hostages they have to multiple locations after the Obama Administration released details of the July mission to rescue journalist James Foley. Nice job guys.
Mostly aid workers and journalists, the number of hostages is also estimated to include a few British jihadists who wanted to return home after being reluctant to commit murder
It is feared Islamic State holds at least 24 western hostages, including Britons.
Mostly aid workers and journalists, their identities are often kept secret by their home nations in case details about them become bargaining chips for their captors.
France, Spain and Italy have reportedly paid ransoms to free hostages and fighters have pocketed an estimated £45million.
When aid worker David Haines was taken at the Atmeh refugee camp in Syria’s Idlib province last year, he was snatched with co-worker Federico Motka from Italy. Motka was released last May.
In August, Italian aid workers Greta Ramelli, 20, and Vanessa Marzullo, 21, were grabbed in Aleppo.
Two Spanish and four French journalists have been freed this year. IS is also holding a 26-year-old American woman who was doing humanitarian work.