Uzbekistan: Arrest of members of terrorist cell that finances terrorists in Syria

Security forces in Uzbekistan have arrested a terrorist cell that includes a number of extremists who collected funds and sent them to terrorist organizations in Syria.

“The Ministry of Interior and State Security forces have arrested a number of extremist terrorists who established a group on the Telegram website and were collecting money for allegedly restoring mosques and homes of those affected by the floods in the Sardopa area, but they sent them to Syria to support terrorists there,” the press service office of Syrdaria region administration said in a statement today.

The statement indicated that two of the organizers of this group were promoting  extremist ideas of terrorists among people and through social networks.

Law enforcement agencies in Uzbekistan stated that some of these detained terrorists were planning to go to Syria after canceling the quarantine restrictions due to Corona and joining the ranks of terrorists there.

Inas Abdulkareem