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Islamic State receiving funds from 40 countries, including G20 nations: Putin in aftermath of Paris attacks

Moscow: Days after Islamic State jihadists struck Paris with multiple, co-ordinated terror attacks, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the terrorists were receiving funding from at least 40 countries.

Some of these countries are members of the G20 grouping, Putin added.

Putin made the revelation when he shared the Russian intelligence data on the Islamic State financing during the just-concluded G20 meet in Turkey’s Antalya.

The G20 meet was held in the immediate aftermath of the Paris terror attacks that left 129 dead and hundreds injured.

“I provided examples based on our data on the financing of different Islamic State units by private individuals. This money, as we have established, comes from 40 countries and, there are some of the G20 members among them,” Putin told the journalists, detailing what he told his G20 colleagues over the weekend.

 

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