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‘US allies against ISIS are actually ISIS’ main allies’ | RT Op-Edge

This US Air Forces Central Command photo released by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) shows a formation of US Navy F-18E Super Hornets in flight after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq (AFP Photo/ US Air Force / Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

This US Air Forces Central Command photo released by the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) shows a formation of US Navy F-18E Super Hornets in flight after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq (AFP Photo/ US Air Force / Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

 

The way the US is carrying the anti-ISIS war is a total failure because the countries that initially supported, financed and armed ISIS are within the US coalition right now, Talal Atrache, an expert on Jihadist and Islamist mentality, told RT.

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Iraq crisis: how do Isis’s cash and assets compare with other military spending? | News | theguardian.com

The Iraqi rebel group could now have up to $2.38bn in cash and assets to spend after a series of victories in the north of the country. We look at how far that money could go

 

Currency being exchanged in the Qaysari Market on June 15, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. The military group Isis, which now controls the city of Mosul, could have acquired over $2bn in cash and assets.

Currency being exchanged in the Qaysari Market on June 15, 2014 in Erbil, Iraq. The military group Isis, which now controls the city of Mosul, could have acquired over $2bn in cash and assets. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

 

A series of documents discovered after an arrest has helped expose the finances of the Iraqi insurgent group Isis (the Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant), which seized control of the cities of Mosul and Tikrit last week.

 

[…] Any number in the billions obviously seems a lot, so we took a detailed look at how that compares with other military spending.

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