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2,200 Russians fight in Iraq and Syria, figures really alarming, says Deputy Foreign Minister

Archival photo.
Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) About 2,200 Russian nationals are fighting among the ranks of the terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, Russian deputy foreign minister told TASS news agency on Tuesday.

Oleg Syromolotov, the Deputy Foreign Minister for anti-terrorism, was quoted by TASS, as saying: “At the time being, there are around 2,200 people from Russia who are engaged in the fighting in Syria and Iraq,” stressing that, “the figures start getting really alarming.”

“There are about 500 among them who have come from Europe, where they had previously obtained their citizenship, residence permit or refugee status,”

“We are thoroughly analyzing belligerent statements made by ISIS leaders on transition of the jihad to the area of Northern Caucasus and in Central Asia,” Syromolotov also added.

Noteworthy, Sergei Smirnov, deputy chief of the Federal Security Service (FSB), stated on April, 12, that nearly 1,700 Russian-born fighters have joined the ISIS to fight in Iraq and Syria.



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  1. It does not matter how many Russian fighters ISIS has because in time all of the ISIS fighters will be killed.

  2. This conflict is becoming very complicado.Se the American president did not make a pressure on the Turks so that they close their borders to Syria and stop these terrorists continue to enter Iraq and Syria, will be Russian terrorists have complicado.Estes aimed at sex tourism and has no compassion for the most fracos.É need an overall action to exterminate all these terrorists internacionais.Á from the moment they start to break down their castles they will not move forward because they say they are not afraid death, but I doubt that they are not afraid to HOW WILL DIE (burned, beheaded) .ENFIM, yOU HAVE TO FEEL tHAT tHEY ALL iN MEAT TYPE cruelties.

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