Why Syria’s cash-strapped jihadists let French hostages go

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Expert says the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group in Syria lacks funding 'so they have to use their hostages'.

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A leading expert on Syria told FRANCE 24 that the recent release of several Western hostages held by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) highlights the jihadist group’s difficulties in securing funding from international donors, reports FRANCE 24.