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CAIRO - 21June 2017: Doha-based Ooredoo communication company owns large shares of an Iraqi communication company facing charges of funding Iraqi politicians, Emirati media sources claimed on Wednesday.
Emirati 24 News alleged that Qatar funded Iraqis carrying out money laundering operations in Baghdad and Kurdistan.
“Qatar runs many money laundering business through three hotels, a cement factory, glass laboratory and a medical group in Sulaymaniya, Kurdistan,” the Emirati sources said.
These sources claimed that a portion of Qatari funds were paid to militants in Baghdad before joining al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Emirati 24 News also alleged terrorist funding was carried out via Qatari humanitarian organizations active in Baghdad and refugee camps in Irbil. These organizations are deemed liaison channels between Iraqi politicians and Qatari intelligence apparatuses, Emirati sources claimed.