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40 tions, including some G20 members funding ISIS: Putin

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Nov 2015 12:00 AM GMT

ANTALYA/PARIS, Nov 18: Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he has shared intelligence with the other G20 member states, which reveals the 40 countries from which ISIS (Daesh) finces the majority of their terrorist activities. The list reportedly included a number of G20 countries.

"I provided examples based on our data on the fincing of different Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) 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 reporters.

In addition to discussing the need to stop the flow of donor money to ISIS, Putin also reiterated the need to stop the illegal oil trade by ISIS. "I've shown our colleagues photos taken from space and from aircraft which clearly demonstrate the scale of the illegal trade in oil and petroleum products," he said.

"The motorcade of refueling vehicles stretched for dozens of kilometers, so that from a height of 4,000 to 5,000 meters they stretch beyond the horizon," Putin said. "Some armed opposition groups consider it possible to begin active operations against IS with Russia's support. And we are ready to provide such support from the air. If it happens it could become a good basis for the subsequent work on a political settlement," Putin said.

"We really need support from the US, European tions, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran," the Russian president added.

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