An Irish man has been jailed for terrorist financing offences. In January, he admitted to providing €400 to an individual in Bosnia-Herzegovina ultimately intended for the Islamic State. The funds were sent using a Western Union money transfer.

Analysis: While sending funds to a financial facilitator in Bosnia-Herzegovina may seem circuitous in terms of getting money to the Islamic State, several media reports suggest that there may have been an Islamic State facilitator(s) operating out the country, soliciting funds and potentially recruits for the group.

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extremist financing, illicit financing, ISIL, Terrorist Financing

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