Kuwait Busts ISIS Cell Supplying Ukrainian Weapons To Syrian Terrorists

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Weapons for the “Islamic state” could buy in Ukraine

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Citizen Lebanon Osama Mohammed Said Hayat, who was arrested the day before in Kuwait, admitted that Ukraine purchased man-portable air defense systems FN6, which are then sent through Turkey fighters of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IG; banned in Russia). This was reported by Western news agency with reference to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kuwait.

The cell of the “Islamic state” has been opened on the eve of the Kuwaiti security services. It is reported that she was standing at the head of a Lebanese citizen Osama Mohammed Said Hayat. It was he who coordinated the activities of the IG in Kuwait, recruiting new fighters, raise money for the continuation of jihad (and then they are transferred to the account of the IG supporters in Turkey), as well as organized the supply of weapons to the battlefield.

In particular, news agency AP with reference to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kuwait, was arrested conduct transactions relating to the procurement of arms, Ukraine. Agency AFP adds: it was a Chinese anti-aircraft missile complexes FN6, designed to destroy aircraft and helicopters at low altitudes. Based on the Kuwaiti Interior Ministry, they were purchased in Ukraine, and then transported to Syria through Turkey.

It is also reported that in addition to Lebanese leaders in the detection cell IG included three Syrians, one Egyptian and one Kuwaiti. Another four – two Syrians and two Australians of Lebanese descent – at the time of the arrest of members of the cell were outside Kuwait.

“Islamic State” is quite active in Kuwait. So, in June, a Sunni group, organized an explosion in the Shiite mosque of Imam al-Sadeq. The attack was carried out during Friday prayers. Killed 26 people, more than 200 injured. Suspected of involvement in the terrorist attack were found and convicted seven of them were sentenced to death, eight more suspected Islamists were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 2 to 15 years. Kuwait’s Court of Appeal make its verdict on the case on December 13.

There are many who sympathize with the Islamists. In November Kuwait’s Court has sentenced five defendants in the financing of the IG. For sending militants sum equivalent to $ 1.3 million, they received ten years’ imprisonment each.

On November 10, during a meeting in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah agreed to coordinate efforts in the fight against terrorism. The head of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the two countries’ positions on the Syrian issue coincide. “The decision of the Syrian crisis have common positions: as soon as possible to stop the fighting, to stop the bloodshed and immediately begin a political process between the government and all opposition groups,” – the minister said.

Ukrainian Defense Ministry denied the information about the sale of the representatives of the terrorist group “Islamic State” Chinese man-portable air defense systems FN6, the defense ministry said that such weapons do not have. “We can not sell or resell, or to perform any transactions regarding weapons. We are not a business entity, and in service, we do not have such weapons, “- said in a comment ” RIA Novosti “official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Viktoria Kushnir on Friday.

Pavel Tarasenko

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