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Isis 'financial chief' Abu Salah killed in November, claims US

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Assault weapons and small arms sent from Britain to Iraq in the wake of the 2003 invasion may have ended up in the hands of Isis

Assault weapons and small arms sent from Britain to Iraq in the wake of the 2003 invasion may have ended up in the hands of Isis

Assault weapons and small arms sent from Britain to Iraq in the wake of the 2003 invasion may have ended up in the hands of Isis

An air strike by the US-led coalition killed three Isis leaders, including the group's financial chief, a US military spokesman has said.

Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson Col. Steven Warren said: "In Iraq, we recently conducted strikes against three leaders in ISIL’s [Islamic State or Daesh] financial and leadership network.

"In late November, we killed Abu Salah, the ISIL Financial Minister."

Col. Warren said Salah was "one of the most senior and experienced members" of the group's financial network.

There are no further details at present.

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