BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The top oil chief of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) was reportedly killed by the US-led Coalition in east Syria last month.

“Four Islamic State of Iraq and Syria members affiliated with the group’s oil and gas network were killed May 26 during coalition operations in Syria’s Middle Euphrates River Valley,” Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today.

According to the CJTF-OIR statement, the ISIS oil chief, Abu Khattab al-Iraqi, managed revenue generation through the illicit sale of oil and gas.

Abu Khattab Al-Iraqi was killed alongside three of his associates; they were identified as Abu Yusuf al-Hashimi, Abu Hajir Milhim and Abu Hiba al-Maghrebi.

“The death of these ISIS members hinders the terrorist group’s ability to finance operations throughout Iraq and Syria,” the U.S. Department of Defense stated on Tuesday.

“”With the removal of this network, the ability to pay fighters, procure weapons and maintain equipment will be degraded,” they added.

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Long Live Syria
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End of the day these Daesh were nothing but thugs & thieves and they did everything against their own religion.

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Not really : would you read their “religious” book, it’d be difficult to follow more closely the texts than they do. If you really practise what’s written to the letter, you really become a killing machine, a thug and a thief. Even the way you pi$$ is programmed (indeed!!!), you’re no more than a robot. At a conference about de-programming these looneys, a prominent psychiatrist had a speech, but we later spoke to him more privately and he became clear on some point : reverting them is a long and painful process : the brainwashing of their books make ’em… Read more »

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Agreed. Following the Koran in itself can lead one to violence. Jihadist are following the Koran to the letter but not all Muslims are terrorist. I could pick apart the Babylonian Talmud and find it has many of the same flaws as you name in the Koran but what’s the point? In regards to the Virgin Mary, many Shia Muslims have more respect for her than most Protestants who are Christians. I find Jews on the internet always making Christian jokes but I can’t say that about most Muslims. Certain Protestant Christians are more hostile to catholics than muslims irregardless… Read more »

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The Noble Quran has elements that can lead to intolerance but not more so than other collections of pious Scripts. The Ḥadīths and the Sharia with their egotism make Islam and Islamists dangerous. p.s. The Quran is no more a than a collection of sermons created along the Silk Road in the area of Merw by Christian sectarists who rejected the Roman Catholic doctrine of trinity. Catholicism, its doctrines, its idolism of Saints and Mother Mary has been made obsolete by the Reformation. Some Unitarians even gleaned from the Holy Scriptures that many Roman Catholic doctrines were men made. Most… Read more »

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The truth is never obsolete. Rejecting the truth for whatever reason will lead to spiritual death. Christ’s mercy is endless and the repentant heretics, schismatics, and sinners of all strips are always welcome back.

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ISIS fools, you believed USrael promises of money, booze and women. Que sera, it was nice while it lasted. Now SDF has the Rotschild boon, and you’re pushing up daisies.

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I think that, at the present day, the only Rothschild still being a billionaire is not more wealthy than Khaled Mashal 😉 The Rotschilds’ dilapidated the most of their fortune at buying the land of Israel for 10x the price of the best agricultural lands you may find in US Mid-West while at this price, tey ended with rocks, sand and sometimes marches full of mosquitoes. State building costed far more and also arming at a level able to prevent the genocidal tendencies of the neighbourhood. “USrael promises of money, booze and women” => Nope, Israel has no implication, it… Read more »

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The US acted slow because they wanted the IS to fight the SAA – no other reason. And as long as they only hit Syria the US and their allies did next to nothing.

p.s. Only after Russia began to cripple IS oil trade to Turkey the US began to act more decisive.

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I bet my left nut the claimed deceased contractors are alive and well and will resurface in lybia or Afghanistan etc at a later date for their next mission of peace and freedom.

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I suspect of those who fled most are in Turkey.