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A Muslim Cleric Suspected Of Funding IS Briefly Detained By Kuwait


KUWAIT: A cleric detained by Kuwaiti authorities who was earlier blacklisted by the US for funding the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria.


Shafi al-Ajmi was detained briefly on the border with Saudi Arabia while returning home from a pilgrimage, was released after four hours of questioning, his lawyer confirmed saying “He was released without any charges. He is now at home.” On August 6, the United States blacklisted Shafi and two other men suspected of channelling money from Kuwait to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.