Islamic State in Iraq may well be approaching defeat as the Iraqi army are now close to achieving the liberation of the city of Mosul, held for 2 years by the headchoppers. Mosul became a de facto capital for IS in Iraq and was the location of their treasury.
However, when your army is composed of assorted mercenary scum; thieves, rapists, sodomites, the worst scum to be found in the prisons of Iraq, then it should come as little surprise that when the going gets tough they took the opportunity to get the hell outta there and to take a sizeable pile of money with them…Ian.
The ISIS leader who was in charge of Baitul-Mal (the state’s treasury) has reportedly stolen a sizable amount of money and fled along with a number of militants.
Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official from Mosul said in a statement on Friday that IS Wali (manager) of Baitul-Mal along with three other militants have fled the state to an unknown location after they took out a large amount of money and other valuable archaeological pieces from the state’s treasury known as Baitul-Mal.
IS later executed six guards of the treasury building on charge of facilitating the robbery, the statement added.
The Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul fell to the IS militants in mid-2014 after the collapse of the Iraqi army in northern Iraq, and the city became the group’s main bastion in Iraq which it has been keeping the hold of it ever since.
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