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Yes, they can be placed with Events just like any other cells on the Funding Track. Funding is only applied for the Recruit Operation.
11.3.7 New Cells:
These new Cells are always the last Cells brought into the game, and can only be recruited if Jihadist Funding is in the 9 box of Ample Funding. They can be brought in by Event play or by converting Reaction markers into Cells at the beginning of a Civil War, even if Funding is not in the 9 box.