The Federal Security Service (FSB) has cracked down on a network of ISIS fundraisers in the Russian regions of Tatarstan and Crimea, the FSB said in a statement on February 16.
“The FSB and the Federal Financial Monitoring Service have identified Russian nationals in Crimea and Tatarstan, involved in the funding of the ISIS international terrorist organization outlawed in Russia,” Russian state-run news agency TASS cited the FSB statement.
“In 2015-2019, they raised funds under the guise of a charitable organization and transferred money to militants overseas,” the FSB said.
Members of the ISIS-linked network were detained.
Russian security forces regularly conduct raids against ISIS cells and ISIS-affiliated persons that try to infiltrate the country.
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