Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) detained seven members of underground network in Moscow, Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan on December 11 in suspicion of raising money for the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra.
According to a FSB press release, credit cards used for financing terrorism, extremist literature, and SIM cards were found and seized during the searches across different locations.
The detained suspects reportedly collected money for terrorists under the pretext of charity.
According to the FSB, the so-called Muhajiroun and Salsabil charity funds raised money for the supposed purpose of building mosques.
As a result up to 38 million rubles ($573,428) have been sent to Syria since 2016.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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