Around 20 Islamic State recruiters arrested in Moscow

Around 20 Islamic State recruiters arrested in Moscow: RIA

Moscow (Reuters) : Around 20 Islamic State followers were arrested in Moscow trying to recruit new fighters for the group, Russia’s RIA news agency cited a security source as saying on Wednesday. “During a joint operation of the FSB (Federal Security Service) and the police, around twenty people suspected of connections to ISIS (Islamic State) were arrested,” RIA quoted the

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Islamic State Influence Grows in Russia’s North Caucasus Region

Islamic State Influence Grows in Russia's North Caucasus Region

Moscow : The Russian government announced this week that three Islamic State-linked militants were arrested in Dagestan, one of the seven republics of Russia’s North Caucasus region. According to the National Anti-Terrorist Committee, the insurgents revealed the location of their safe house on the outskirts of a village, where authorities found four improvised explosive devices and nearly a ton of

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7 Members Of Islamic State Group Arrested For Plans To Attack Moscow, St. Petersburg And Sverdlovsk Region

A street sweeper walks past St. Basil's Cathedral at Red Square in Moscow, Russia on Jan. 15, 2016.
PHOTO: REUTERS/MAXIM ZMEYEV

Moscow : Seven members of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, were detained in central Russian city of Yekaterinburg, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said Monday. The members, who were arrested Sunday, had planned to travel to Syria after carrying out attacks in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Sverdlovsk region, where Yekaterinburg is located. The detained ISIS

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Islamic State Affiliate Blamed for Attack on Tourists in Southern Russia

Islamic State Affiliate Blamed for Attack on Tourists in Southern Russia

Moscow : As Russia bombs militants in Syria, jihadists might be shooting tourists in Russia. On Tuesday night, three gunman shot at sightseers visiting the 8th century fortress of Naryn-Kala in Derbent, an ancient city on the Caspian Sea in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan, where Moscow has been fighting Islamist insurgents seeking an independent state since the 1990s.

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Russia is sharing information with the Taliban to fight the Islamic State

Russia is sharing information with the Taliban to fight the Islamic State

Moscow : A Kremlin official said Wednesday that Russia was exchanging information with the Taliban, the Islamist insurgency that the United States has been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001, as a bulwark against the spread of the Islamic State militant group in that country. Zamir Kabulov, a Foreign Ministry department head and President Vladimir Putin’s special representative for Afghanistan, told

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Russia says it hit Islamic State with submarine-launched missile for first time

A new Russian nuclear submarine, the Yuri Dolgoruky, drives in the water area of the Sevmash factory in the northern city of Arkhangelsk on July 2, 2009. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the Sevmash factory, a well-equipped shipbuilding complex that builds and repairs submarines.   AFP PHOTO / POOL / ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO

Moscow : Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia had for the first time struck Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles fired from a submarine in the Mediterranean. “The targets were two large terrorist positions in the territory of Raqqa,” Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin in a televised meeting, adding that the Calibre missiles had been

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Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in Islamic State oil trade

Russia says it has proof Turkey involved in Islamic State oil trade

Moscow says Erdogan and family benefit from smuggling Erdogan has denied any ties to Islamic State Ministry shows satellite images of cross-border trade Russia also alleges Turkey sending weapons to militants (Adds details on IS oil deals from U.S. officials) Moscow : Russia’s defence ministry said on Wednesday it had proof that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family were

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Russia: 3 Islamic State-Allied Militants Killed in Dagestan

Russia: 3 Islamic State-allied militants killed in Dagestan

Moscow : Russia’s counter-terrorism agency says security forces in Dagestan have killed three militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group, including one who had returned from Syria this year. Police say nearly a third of the estimated 3,000 Russians who have gone to fight alongside IS militants in Syria are from Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in

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