Russia: 10 arrested for conspiring with "Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham"
The arrested men conspired with ISIS members from "Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham" organization to set up a vast network to collect funds for militants in Idlib, Syria.
The Russian Federal Security Service reported that 10 individuals were arrested in nine Russian districts for conspiring with members of the "Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham" terrorist organization to set up a vast network to collect funds for militants in Idlib, Syria.
"The activity of ten elements linked to the international terrorist organization Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham currently active in Syria was revealed with the support of the National Guard on the territories of the Republics of Bashkortostan, Dagestan, Ingushetia, the Krasnodar Territory, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Tula, and Tyumen," the statement added.
"At the instruction of the organization's leaders, the captives constructed a regional network to gather cash," it stressed, "which were afterwards channeled to the needs of the militants in the terrorist-controlled Syrian region of Idlib."
At an Afghanistan-focused conference in China, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, on Thursday, Russia is concerned about ISIS' efforts to destabilize Central Asia and spread instability throughout the country.
Terrorists linked with ISIS were trained at Al-Tanf base, which is located in the Syrian area controlled by the US occupation, with the intention of transporting them to Ukraine and utilizing them in Donbass later, Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service has lately reported.