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Treasury sanctions Islamic State oil and religious officials, facilitator in Gaza

Treasury sanctions Islamic State oil and religious officials, facilitator in Gaza

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi

The Treasury Department announced today that three Islamic State officials have been sanctioned. One is a senior official in the "caliphate's" oil and gas division. A second was the deputy leader of the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem before swearing allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi and agreeing to establish a foothold for the Islamic State in Gaza. The third is the group's "chief religious advisor." Read more →

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Rahmani 2

Mullah Hassan Rahmani, a member of the Taliban's Quetta Shura, had previously opposed the appointment of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour as the jihadist group's new emir. Rahmani reconciled with Mansour just weeks before his death. Read more →