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Thursday, February 25, 2016

ISIS’s Sophisticated Finance System May Be Taking a Hit

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The constant flow of cash that has fed ISIS may now be dwindling, due to airstrikes and the falling price of oil. (Pixabay)

The Islamic State has been able to prosper, in many ways, because of a constant flow of cash. That money pays for large salaries and other perks for members of ISIS.

But now, reports show that those perks are being cut back, as ISIS’s cash piles dwindle, in part due to coalition airstrikes and the falling price of oil.

Al Jazeera America’s Ali Velshi explains to Here & Now host Jeremy Hobson what this might mean for the terrorist organization.


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