Islamic State on Recruitment Spree in Russia

(AP-Military Times) Arsen Mollayev and Vladimir Isachenkov - The Russian province of Dagestan, a flashpoint for Islamic violence in the North Caucasus, is feeding hundreds of fighters to the Islamic State in Syria. The departures mean that the region itself has become markedly less violent recently, but there are concerns that radical Muslims trained in IS warfare who come back home could lead to greater instability and violence. Intelligence indicates that around 700 Dagestan residents have left for Syria, a significant share of an estimated 2,500 Russian citizens with IS.

2015-10-30 00:00:00

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