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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A financier of the Daesh terror group*, who has raised over 25 million rubles ($3.94 million) for the needs of terrorists, has been detained in the Moscow region, the Russian Federal Security Service said on Friday.

    "We have thwarted the activity of a member of an undercover cell that raised and transported funds for the needs of the Daesh," the Federal Security Service said in a press release.

    The service added it had exposed the scheme of Daesh funding, through which over 25 million rubles had been raised.

    A criminal case has been opened against the detained financier, who is accused of supporting terrorists. No information is available about the fate of other members of the conspiratorial cell.

    *Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia

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