Group of Russians finances terrorists under guise of charity

Group of Russians finances terrorists under guise of charity

The FSB detained suspects and searched their apartments and houses.

Seven Russians financed the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations banned in the Russian Federation under the guise of charity. The FSB, together with the ICR and the Rosgvardiya, conducted arrest and searched the places of residence in Moscow, Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan, RT reports.

"The attackers placed the details of bank cards and various payment instruments in social networks and online messenger chats, where users were subjected to targeted Islamic indoctrination," the FSB explained.

The investigation considers Abu Umar Sasitlinsky, who was put on the international wanted list, the organizer of the criminal scheme. Since 2016, the terrorists have received about 38 million rubles ($573.600) from the charity foundations Mukhadzhirun and Salsabil, allegedly collecting money for the construction of mosques and assistance to poor Muslims.

According to Interfax, the criminal group included the relatives of international terrorist Saidov M.Sh. with the call sign Amir Yakub, who was detained in Turkey for terrorism, as well as ex-participants of the gangs of Arbi Barayev, who was killed in Chechnya in 2001, and Beslan Makhauri, liquidated in Ingushetia in 2015.

Non-cash transfers were received by Russian women who are wanted in Russia and located in Syria as part of the ISIS's combat units.

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