المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

ISIS uses gold coins to publicize presence in al-Raqqa


The gold coins that have been minted by ISIS have been circulated in al-Raqqa and are exchanged by dollar in the exchange office and the old shops.

According to sources, women have been still saving the ISIS coins in different sums and used it secretly to buy some needs from certain merchants.

The sources added that a group of smugglers in the desert in north al-Tabaqqa take the coins from ISIS an exchange it with paper currencies, later the ISIS members distribute the currencies to their loyal in the region.

On the other hand, ISIS has published on social media a message about circulation of its currency. The message reads, “The Caliphate state is still existed and its thoughts wouldn’t die.”

It is worth noting that ISIS is still active in al-Resafa desert and other posts in al-Raqqa countryside.

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