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Reports: Syrian Extremists Using Oil, Gas Revenue to Finance Operations

Western news organizations say al-Qaida-linked militant groups have seized control of some of Syria's oil and gas resources and are using the revenues to finance their operations.The news organizations say the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Nusra are among groups that have carried out the practice which, in some cases, has included selling oil to the Syrian government.The Telegraph and The New York Times cited unnamed Western officials for their reports.On Wednesday, The New York Times...

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