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Filipina awaited suicide explosives DAESH husband in Libya

(MENAFN- Arab Times)

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 7: The Filipina, who was arrested a few days ago on charges of affiliation to DAESH terrorist organization, was waiting for explosives which she needed to carry out suicide bombing attack in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a judicial source.

The source revealed the accused used telegram app in her mobile phone to contact her husband in Libya. The husband also belongs to DAESH and he promised her that she will go to paradise if she succeeds in carrying out the suicide bombing attack.

The source said the accused was Christian and converted to Islam while working in Saudi Arabia. She left the Philippines, hoping to join her Somali husband in Libya. He allegedly told her to coordinate with the organization to help her travel to Kuwait to carry out the terrorist attack.

The source mentioned that the accused worked for two years in Saudi Arabia and converted to Islam after her marriage with the Somali husband. She pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of ISIS.

She tried more than once to go to Libya but failed, so the organization laid down a plan for her to work as a maid in Kuwait and she came to the country in June 2016.

In other news, Kuwait's security authorities have arrested a Kuwaiti identified only as A.O.A, for allegedly making arrangements to fund the trip of the first batch of Indian Islamic State recruits to Syria, reports Al-Rai daily quoting an article published by Times of India newspaper.

India has given Kuwait information about the role of the Kuwaiti in facilitating the journey of Kalyan youngsters identified as Areeb Majeed (who was arrested in India), Fahad Sheikh, Saheem Tanki and Aman Tandel to Syria.

In other news, Kuwaiti authorities informed the National Investigation Agency (NIA), through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about the arrest of the citizen a few days ago.

The Kuwaiti is said to have admitted to financing and supporting the trip of recruits to territories occupied by the so-called Islamic State (IS). Officials disclosed Kuwait has also verified his links with the IS terror financing ring. According to sources, a team from NIA might travel to Kuwait to interrogate him.

Interestingly, the 32-year-old's arrest in Kuwait also established a Pakistan link with IS' financing activities, as he was based there for a long time before shifting to Kuwait in 2013. Areeb Majeed, who travelled to Syria in May 2014 with the three others, was arrested upon his return in November of the same year. He was the first IS operative to be arrested by Indian agencies. According to Majeed, after joining the terror group, the four left for Baghdad under the guise of going there for pilgrimage.

Their trip was arranged by an Afghan national, Rehman Daulati, who also arranged finances for other IS recruits. The four found themselves stranded in Iraq after they ran out of money.

Areeb Majeed then contacted Rehman Daulati, who gave him the phone number of a Kuwaiti national and told him to collect $1,000 from a Western Union Money Transfer branch in Baghdad. The four youths took the money and then travelled to Syria.

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