Islamic State terror financier arrested in Moscow
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The Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Thursday the arrest of an individual involved in the shipment of 50 million rubles ($775,674) to the Islamic State (EI) terrorist movement.
The detainee was identified as the 26-year-old Gueorgui Guev, a native of the Russian republic of North Ossetia.
According to an FSB communique, from 2015 to May 2019, Guev sent money through bank cards to ISIS members, who used those resources to organize terrorist attacks.
In the operation, extremist literature, several bank cards and mobile phones with instructions from ISIS members were seized.
Guev also transferred money to the founder of the Mujadjirun Fund, Israel Ajmednabiev, who is the subject of an international arrest warrant for terrorism.
The 26-year-old’s financial liason, whose origin is unknown, transferred money to accounts in the Middle East, where they were converted into cash to pay for the organization of violent actions, highlighted the security forces.
Previously, it was known that the FSB had arrested three other men in the Russian region of Tver, also accused of financing ISIS.
Source: PL English