US-led coalition targets IS in Iraq and Syria

US-led coalition forces have been targeting IS financial centers and banks in Iraq and Syria in an effort to cut off the cash flow of the extremist militant group, said the US Defense Department on Thursday.

The coalition has conducted precision airstrikes on five IS financial centers over the past two weeks, including three in Abu Kamal and Deir Ez-Zor of Syria and two in Hawija and Al-Mukana of Iraq, according to the Pentagon. The attacks sought to prevent the terrorist organization from using the resources to pay for fighters and fund terrorism worldwide.

The US-led forces have intensified airstrikes recently, targeting the positions of the IS group in its main stronghold of Raqqa in Syria.

Source: VOV5