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U.S. Bombs ISIS Bank, Sending “Millions” In Cash Flying Through Air

"We estimate in the millions of dollars ... from all their illicit stuff: oil, looting, extortion," a U.S. defense official said.

Posted on January 15, 2016, at 10:27 p.m. ET

A U.S. military airstrike blew up an ISIS cash distribution center, sending “millions” in cash flying through the air.

Video shows the explosion near Mosul, Iraq, on Jan. 11.
Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve / Via YouTube

Video shows the explosion near Mosul, Iraq, on Jan. 11.

The strike on Monday was near the city of Mosul, Iraq, according to a statement from the U.S. Central Command.

A black-and-white video released by the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve shows debris and money raining down from the sky after bombs set off a large explosion.

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A U.S. defense official told CNN and AFP that "millions" of dollars in cash were destroyed in the airstrike.

"We estimate in the millions of dollars ... from all their illicit stuff: oil, looting, extortion," the official reportedly told AFP.

CNN also reported that five to seven people may have been killed in the airstrike, citing an "initial post-attack assessment."

Watch the full video here:

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