ISIS CASH STORAGE BOMBED
An U.S air strike. on Monday 01/11/2016 late night Middle East time, has destroyed a cash storage facility used by I.S.I.S militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a U.S. defense official said Monday.
Two 1 tone bombs struck the facility, destroying “millions” of dollars worth of cash, the official told Agence France-Presse, speaking on condition of anonymity.
CNN, which first reported the strike, said the USA military believed between five and seven civilians had been killed.
The U.S.-led coalition carrying out plane and drone strikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been increasingly targeting the militants’ money-making capabilities, including by bombing trucks that ferry illicit oil across Syria.
Under pressure from critics who say the campaign is moving too slowly, the Pentagon has indicated it would consider a wider array of targets even if these might cause civilian deaths, provided these attacks yield significant gains against the jihadists.
The defense official said the coalition had targeted cash-holding facilities once or twice in the past year, but the most recent action was “probably” the biggest to date.
It was not immediately clear if the money had been in U.S. dollars, some other foreign currency, or local dinars, the official added.
It is most likely that the Islamic State will find new ways to hide its money including to disperse the money in many locations.
It is unclear whether the amount of money destroyed is significant enough to really influence seriously ISIS economic capacity
Related topics ;
01/2016 – IS ISIS ON THE SLOPE ? – THE LIBYAN CASE
01/2016-BRITISH JIHADISTS – NEW GENERATION
12/2015 –ISIS FINANCE ‘MINISTER’, ABU SALAH, KILLED
12/2015 – 27,000 FOREIGNERS FIGHTING WITH ISIS