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December 23, 2014 2:19 pm

Syrian Group: More Than 1,000 Jihadists Killed in U.S. Airstrikes Since September

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The Islamic State seal. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – More than 1,000 members of the Islamic State and other jihadist terror groups have been killed in U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria since September, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

“Since the beginning of the strikes [on Sept. 23] at least 1,171 people, including 1,119 militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Nusra Front, were killed by Arab and international strikes in Syria,” the Observatory said in a statement, AFP reported.

Meanwhile, recent reports indicate that Islamic State has been looting Christian churches and other ancient artifacts to fund its terror operations. According to a report in the U.K.-based daily The Times, Islamic State is “selling today artifacts worth millions of dollars directly to collectors in the West,” said Willy Bruggeman, a former director of Europol and president of the Belgian federal police council, who has been investigating an illegal Islamic State smuggling ring that has been traced to black-market routes and buyers in Europe.

“Islamic State elements use bulldozers in order to get gypsum and wall paintings from old churches, which brings them a lot of money,” the report said.

Earlier this year, the Iraqi Intelligence Services reported that Islamic State was able to collect roughly $36 million from the sale of Christian artifacts in the Syrian city of Nabaq.

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    not enough

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  • Abbushuki

    Wait! This disproportionate! Where are the voices of disproportionate. How many Americans were killed??? How can they possibly stand idle, when they always stand up an shout when an Arab terrorist is eliminated by Israel? Is it merely hypocracy or could it be something else???