Kidnapping for ransom provides terrorists with funds

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Street patrol in Kismayo, Somalia, following a series of kidnappings and cross-border raids along the Kenya-Somalia border by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al Shabaab. (file photo) UN Photo/Ramadan Mohamed Hassan

Kidnapping for ransom and hostage taking continues to be a major source of income for terrorists around the world, the United Nations has been told.

It's estimated that $120 million in ransoms was paid to terrorist groups between 2004 and 2012.

Experts gathered in New York on Monday at a meeting convened by the UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee to discuss the issue.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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