ISIS operative confesses to receiving funding through US

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ISIS operative confesses to receiving funding through US

A man believed to be a Pakistan commander of Islamic State (ISIS), has confessed to law enforcement agencies that he has been receiving funds through the United States.

Press TV report:

The ISIS 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.

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