22 Nov 2018 20:24

Azerbaijani special services say to have cut channel for financing terrorists in Syria

BAKU. Nov 22 (Interfax) - The Azerbaijani State Security Service has detained a number of people suspected of delivering money to terrorists in Syria, the service said in a statement.

"The State Security Service has uncovered the secret financing of people involved in armed conflicts outside Azerbaijan as members of organizations known as extremist religious groups designated by the UN as terrorist ones," it said.

The three detainees employed several ways to deliver money received from terrorist cells in other countries and from relatives of people fighting in armed conflicts to militants in Syria, it said.

"The said people ensured the delivery of over $500,000 via various routes to members of groups involved in the armed conflict in Syria," it said.

A criminal case has been opened on charges of the financing of terrorism, membership of a criminal organization, and involvement in armed conflicts outside the country.

The suspects have been arrested, the State Security Service said.