20 Nov 2019 20:09

Three ISIL members who recruited residents of Moscow, Moscow region, arranged their transfer to Syria detained - FSB

MOSCOW. Nov 20 (Interfax) - Three members of Islamic State (ISIL, banned in Russia) who recruited residents of Moscow and the Moscow region into the terrorist organization have been detained in the Moscow area, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said.

"The FSB, in cooperation with the Federal Financial Monitoring Service, the Interior Ministry, and the Federal National Guard Troops Service, suppressed the activities of three members of Islamic State in the territory of the Moscow region," the FSB public relations center told Interfax in a statement on Wednesday.

It was established as a result of the operative measures that "the members of the cell recruited residents of Moscow and the Moscow region into the international terrorist organization, organized the channels to transport the recruits to Syria in order to participate in hostilities as part of terrorist groups, and facilitated terrorist activities by other means from 2014 until the present time," the statement said.

Counterfeit Russian currency, forget passports, communication means, and electronic data storage devices used for criminal activities were found and seized at the places of residence of the detained members of the terrorist organization.

According to the FSB, the investigative bodies have initiated a criminal case on the counts of terrorist crimes against the detainees.