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Opinion: To defeat Islamic State we must sever its oil lifeline – here’s how

 The Conversation 07 December 2019

The key to defeating Islamic State lies in preventing the jihadists from profiting from oilfields under its control, says David Stupples. The Director of Electronic Warfare Research at City University London explains how the anti-ISIS coalition already has the capacity to stop the illegal oil trade funding its black market weaponry and the salaries of its administrators and fighters. (677 Words) - By David Stupples - Director of Electronic Warfare Research, City University London

CONVO_To defeat Islamic State we must sever its oil lifeline

A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, maintained by the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, is ready for take off at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan June 29, 2019. Picture taken June 29, 2019.  Credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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