January 12, 2016

BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES:

US bombs pile of Islamic State cash in Iraq (ROBERT BURNS January 12, 2016, Times of Israel)

The official, who was authorized to discuss details only on condition of anonymity, said Monday that two 2,000-pound (900-kilogram) bombs targeted the facility.

The officials said the amount of cash destroyed is believed to be in the millions of dollars, but the exact amount is unknown.

It was at least the second time the US has bombed the Islamic State's cash stockpiles. Combined with attacking the militants' oil resources, it is part of an effort to sap their financial strength.

Posted by at January 12, 2016 3:23 PM

  

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