IS operative admits getting funds via US

ISLAMABAD: A man believed to be a Pakistani commander of Islamic State or Daish, Yousaf al Salafi, has confessed to law enforcement agencies in Pakistan to getting funds via the United States, according to a leading Pakistani newspaper siting its sources.

Salafi and two companions were arrested in Lahore, Pakistan on January 22, according local media reports.

“During investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding through the United States to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source close to the investigations revealed toUrdu-language Daily Express on condition of anonymity, according to its sister English newspaper The Express Tribune. The newspaper also claimed that Al Salafi was in fact arrested last year sometime in December.

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