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Facebook took down at least a half dozen pages created on its platform that promote Sunni extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Some of these sites were selling ISIS-branded clothing, according to Facebook.

The items for sale included T-shirts, hoodies and toy figurines posted by accounts from Indonesia, reports CNN. One shirt for sale included the ISIS logo and a phrase in English that said, "We are all ISIS ... Fight for Freedom, Until the Last Drop of Blood," according to CNN.

"We have rules that bar direct statements of hate, attacks on private individuals and groups, and the promotion of terrorism," Facebook spokesman Israel Hernandez wrote in an e-mail to USA TODAY Network.

Facebook's policy prohibits content that promotes or celebrates actions that have resulted or could result in harm to others.

Facebook "investigators" in the United States and other countries review content to ensure the company standards are met, according to Hernandez.

It's unclear if money from the sales went to ISIS, CNN reports.

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