Underground network raising money for terrorists exposed in Russia

Underground network raising money for terrorists exposed in Russia

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has exposed an underground network whose members raised money for the ISIS and the Jabhat al-Nusra terror groups outlawed in Russia, the FSB press service said in a statement.

"The so-called Muhajiroun and Salsabil charity funds raised money under the cover of building mosques and providing assistance to low-income Muslims, then cashed it and transferred it to terrorist organizations," the statement says.

The network consisted of former members of illegal armed groups that were active in the North Caucasus. The money was transferred to two Russian female citizens who had joined ISIS units in Syria. Both women are wanted on charges of financing terrorism and participating in terrorist activities. 

"Since 2016, more than 38 mln rubles [$573,300] were transferred to these individuals for terrorism financing purposes," TASS cited the FSB as saying.

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