Arrest of Financiers Deals Fresh Blow to ISIS in Iraq

Arrest of Financiers Deals Fresh Blow to ISIS in Iraq

Friday, 12 October, 2018 - 06:45
An Iraqi security forces' member directs a tank in the liberated part of Albu Saif village south of Mosul, Iraq February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
Asharq Al-Awsat
Ten members of a key financial network for ISIS have been arrested in Iraq, the US-led coalition fighting the militants announced Thursday.

Iraqi commandos and Kurdish counter-terrorism forces arrested the members of the al-Rawi network in operations October 7-9 in Baghdad and Erbil in northern Iraq, the coalition said in a statement. 

According to the coalition commander, US Army Lieutenant General Paul LaCamera, the arrests "deal a major blow to the desperate attempts by ISIS to re-emerge in Iraq."

"Those who provide support to ISIS, in any way, will face the consequences," he said.

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