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U.S.: Islamic State Finance Chief Killed In Air Strikes

The United States says the Islamic State (IS) group's finance chief has been killed in air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition in recent weeks.

U.S. military spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said on December 10 that Abu Salah and two other senior leaders were killed in the strikes.

Warren called Abu Salah "one of the most senior and experienced members" of the militant group's financial network.

He said the two other IS militants killed included a senior leader responsible for coordinating the group's extortion activities and another who acted as an executive officer.

The IS group seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq in a lightning offensive in June 2014. The U.S.-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes against IS targets in the two countries for more than a year.

Based on reporting by Reuters and the BBC