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The international pressure on Lebanon and other Arab countries will not stop until these states fully comply with all anti-terrorism funding resolutions, a leading banker said Thursday.The forum aims to discuss the techniques pursued by security forces in Lebanon to combat terrorism financing.Jarrah praised the Lebanese banking sector, saying he was not worried about its performance but looked forward to ensuring its effectiveness in fighting terrorism.He said drafting a law to fight against terror financing was a national necessity and not just a request by the international community. Tarek Zahran, executive director in charge of the compliance unit at the Special Investigation Commission, said terrorism financing before the emergence of ISIS used to take place by raising funds from legitimate sources including charities and legitimate business.Zahran explained that ISIS' financing of terrorism was taking place through various means, including but not limited to bank robbery, human trafficking, control of oil and gas reservoirs, extortion, taxation and other illegal methods.
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