TSC Report Cited by Newsweek: Russian Intelligence Says Foreigners Were Arrested for Allegedly Recruiting People to Fight for ISIS
March 15, 2018
By: Cristina Maza
Police and federal agents arrested 60 foreigners in Moscow for allegedly helping people migrate from Central Asia to fight with ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Russian intelligence services announced Tuesday …
Russia has become the world’s top exporter of foreign fighters to ISIS, according to a report released last year by the security consultancy The Soufan Group. The report claimed that around 3,417 people had left Russia to fight with ISIS. Many of the fighters from Russia came from the northern Caucasus region, which has several Muslim-majority republics, including Chechnya.
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