Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Syrian regime announced finding a currency mint belonging to the Islamic State in Deir Ezzor, SANA reported on Tuesday.
The news agency revealed that Assad forces and their allied militias found a currency mint belonging to the Islamic State group in Deir Ezzor. The Islamic State group started to mint its own currency in June 2015, and forced Syrians in its held areas in Deir Ezzor and Raqqa to use it.
The laboratory was found in Hasrat Village, which is located in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, north of Albukamal City. The ISIS currency consisted of three coin classes, including: Gold Dinar, Silver Dinar and Copper Fils.
Assad forces and its allied militias captured the city of Albukamal, south of Dier Ezzor, after battles against the Islamic State group last November.
Earlier, the Islamic State released leaflets explaining the importance of using its currency instead of the regime and other currencies, despite economic reports affirming ISIS is still using US dollar in its transactions.
It is noteworthy that Turkish authorities found currency mint equipment in the Turkish city of Gaziantep in November 2015.