Foreign governments, according to the report, paid kidnappers an estimated $30 million in ransom money last year alone.
The report offers little hope that much can be done in the short term to cut off the insurgents' revenue.
"The New York Times" says the report was prepared by an interagency government working group -- including the CIA, FBI, Defense, Treasury and State Department officials -- investigating the financing of militant groups in Iraq
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