A 25-year-old woman from Kyrgyzstan recruited by the Islamic State terrorist organization and hoping to reach Syria has been detained at Moscow's Domodedovo airport, Interfax was told at the press service of the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry on Monday.
The detention was conducted by Kyrgyz Interior Ministry representatives together with their colleagues from Russia on June 25, a press officer said.
He said that the detainee is an unemployed single woman having two small children as dependants from a village in Chuya region in the north of Kyrgyzstan.
"The detainee said that four years ago she adopted religious views, started fasting and observing all the rituals and taking active part in debates in social networks," the press officer said.
At the beginning of last March she received an offer "to move to another place where people live according to the rules of Islam" from a man nicknamed Hattab who posed as a member of IS, the officer said. The man assured her that he would help her with the documents and sending to Syria and that she could take part in the hostilities, if she wished.
According to the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry, in Moscow she was supposed to meet a man named Hasan who arranges the transportation of recruits to hostility zones. From Moscow she was to fly to Turkey and from there she was supposed to be taken to Syria.
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