Financial Trail Indicates Islamic State Presence Spreading to Indonesia
On December 22, 2015 · In Indonesia, ISIS, Islamic State (IS), Jihad, Jihadist Groups/Individuals, Terror Funding
Some of the Indonesian men arrested at the weekend after tip-offs that they were planning a string of militant attacks had received funding from Syria, hardening evidence of their links to Islamic State, police said on Monday.
“They received transfers of funds … they have a connection with Syria,” national police spokesman Anton Charliyan told a news conference.
“What we gather so far is they are linked to the ISIS group,” he said, using a common acronym for Islamic State. “They got the money from a senior ISIS figure who works as a coordinator to link ISIS to Indonesia.”
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