Russian security forces kill 8 suspected Islamic State militants in Russia’s North Caucasus

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Moscow : Russia’s counter terrorism agency says its forces in North Caucasus have killed eight militants who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group. The Anti-Terrorist Committee said Sunday that the militants killed in combat in the province of Ingushetia west of Chechnya were involved in a series of attacks on police. It added that they had recently swore

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Russia says Iran deal paves way for ‘broad’ coalition against Isis

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Moscow : The Iran nuclear deal paves the way for a “broad” coalition to fight the Islamic State group, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday. The Iran nuclear deal has paved the way for a “broad” coalition to fight the Islamic State group, according to the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov. “It removes the barriers – largely artificial – on

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How Russia’s labor migration policy is fueling the Islamic State

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Dushanbe (Tajikistan) : When American-trained Tajik special forces commander Col. Gumurod Khalimov defected to the Islamic State a few weeks ago, he issued a clarion call for hundreds of thousands of his countrymen working as migrant laborers in Russia to follow him. “Stop serving the infidels,” he said in a video that appeared online, prompting the Tajik government to block access to

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Islamic State Russia : Caucasus terrorists pledge allegiance to ISIS

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Caucasus : While the world concentrates on Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) inches closer to Russia’s North Caucasus region. Militants in Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkaria declared allegiance to the terrorist group. The group posted the announcement on YouTube: “Obeying the order of Allah… we are declaring our allegiance to Caliph Ibrahim ben Awwad ben Ibrahim al Badri

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