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Beirut money-changers accused of funneling $20 million to IS

POSTED: March 7, 2017 1:59 p.m.

By PHILIP ISSA ,  Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security official says investigators have closed two money-changing shops in Beirut on suspicion of funneling around $20 million to the Islamic State group.
The official told The Associated Press that General Security forces arrested two people in twin raids Tuesday and sealed the shops for further evidence gathering.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity, in line with regulations.

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