TSC Report Cited by Reuters: Returning ISIS Fighters are a ‘Real Threat’ to Russia, According to Security-Service Chief
December 15, 2017
Via: Business Insider
Former militants from “bandit units” in Syria are now a real threat after the defeat of Islamic State, as many of them may be now planning to return to Russia, the RIA news agency cited the head of Russia’s FSB security service as saying on Tuesday …
At least 9,000 people from the former Soviet Union — 4,000 from Russia and 5,000 from former republics — went to fight for ISIS or other extremist groups in Syria’s civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in February.
Of the roughly 3,400 foreign fighters from Russia in Iraq and Syria, about 400 have returned home, according to a report released by The Soufan Group in October …
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