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Islamic State Finance Chief ‘Killed In Air Strikes’

The US military says the finance chief of the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group has been killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition. Officials … Continue reading Islamic State Finance Chief ‘Killed In Air Strikes’


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Islamic State Finance Chief 'Killed In Air Strikes'The US military says the finance chief of the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group has been killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition.

Officials said that Muwaffaq Mustafa Mohammed al-Karmoush, A.K.A Abu Salah, and two other senior leaders were killed in the strikes which took place in “recent weeks”.

A military spokesman, Warren, said that two other figures in ISIS fundraising networks were also killed in coalition air strikes in late November.

The terrorists were identified as Abu Mariam, an enforcer and senior leader in ISIS extortion networks, and Abu Waqman al-Tunis, who Warren said coordinated ISIS’s transfer of people, weapons and information.

Abu Mariam appears on the State Department terrorist list as Mounir Ben Dhaou Ben Brahim Ben Helal, a 32-year-old Tunisian.

The US-led coalition has been targeting ISIS leaders in Syria and Iraq with air strikes to try to pick apart its command structure.

After the attacks in Paris last month, the United States said it was deploying a special operations unit in Iraq that would be able to mount raids into Syria to capture or kill ISIS leaders.

“We want this expeditionary targeting force to make ISIL and its leaders wonder when they go to bed at night, who’s going to be coming in the window”, US Defence Secretary, Ashton Carter, told a Senate hearing on Friday.