The US-led coalition against ISIS says it killed its finance minister.
A former Al-Qaeda member, Abu Salah was the third senior ISIS financial official to be killed in the past three months.
US Army Colonel Steve Warren said that a senior leader responsible for coordinating the group’s extortion activities and another leader who acted as an executive officer had also been killed.
Adam Szubin of the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence described ISIS’s finances – more than $500 million in black market oil sales, as much as $1 billion looted from bank vaults in Syria and Iraq.
The coalition launched a military campaign – Tidal Wave 2 – which included precision strikes against ISIS’s key energy assets: oil fields, refineries, and tanker trucks.
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