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ISIL Pakistani operative admits to getting funding through US

ISIL in Syria (NYT)

An ISIL Pakistani militant has confessed to getting funds via the United States, says a report by a leading Pakistani newspaper.

The ISIL operative, identified as Yousaf al-Salafi, told Pakistan’s law enforcement agencies that he received funding through the US, the Express Tribune reported on Wednesday.

Salafi was taken into custody in December 2014, according to the paper, although other reports said he was arrested on January 22.

“During investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source close to the investigations made the announcement.

The operative also admitted to receiving $600 for each person he managed to recruit and send to war-torn Syria.

“The US has been condemning the IS activities but unfortunately has not been able to stop funding of these organizations, which is being routed through the US,” a source claimed, using an alternative name for ISIL.

The source also said the issue had been revealed to US Secretary of State John Kerry as well as Commander of the US Central Command General Lloyd Austin during his visit to the capital Islamabad earlier this month.

The ISIL terrorists have been engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their in Iraq and Syria. They have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.

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