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ISIS plans to issue its own currency

The self-proclaimed Islamic State announced Thursday that it planned to start minting its own currency. The Islamist extremist group, which is using terrorism and ground warfare in a bid to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, said the move would help it operate outside the "tyrant's financial system." ISIS said it would explain exchange rates and other details regarding the currency — two gold coins, three silver, and two copper — in a later statement. Read more at CNN.