Security Council tightens sanctions against ISIL terrorists

Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Tougher measures to stop ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq from accessing funds to finance their activities have been imposed by the UN Security Council.

On Thursday the Council unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at blocking money that flows to the terrorists through the sale of oil, trafficking in antiquities and ransom payments.

The resolution bans individuals and entities from trading in oil with ISIL and Al-Qaeda affiliates.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

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