‘ ISIS Threatens Vladimir Putin in Video ‘

#AceNewsServices (Opinion) – September 21 – Russia, which has criticized U.S. plans to launch strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria, could soon become a victim of the militant group, whose members include extremists from Chechnya.

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The Soufan Group, a New York-based intelligence firm, estimated in June that some 200 Chechen fighters were involved in the Syrian conflict.

Earlier this month, ISIS jihadists released a video threatening Russia shortly after they captured an air base in Raqqa, eastern Syria, and seized Russian-made fighter jets. 

In the video, a militant said: “This message is addressed to you, oh Vladimir Putin. These are your aircraft which you sent to [Syrian President] Bashar [al-Assad], and with the help of Allah we’ll send them back to you. Remember this. And with the permission of Allah, we’ll liberate Chechnya and all the Caucasus.”

Marvin Kalb, a senior adviser to the Washington-based Pulitzer Center, told Al Arabiya News: “Putin worries constantly about local insurgents getting field training in Syria, or now in ISIS, and then returning to Russia to implement their new skills.

“Putin doesn’t want them back in Russia, and this is a chronic nightmare for him.”

Alex Melikishvili, a senior analyst at U.S.-based research giant IHS, said it is “entirely conceivable” that returning ISIS fighters would wage war against Russia, just as Chechen insurgents have done over the last two decades.

The longer it takes to destroy ISIS, the higher the likelihood that some of its battle-hardened militants will make their way  to the North Caucasus,” Melikishvili told Al Arabiya News.

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` Notorious Ukrainian nationalist on `International ‘ wanted list over Chechnya over killings ‘

#AceWorldNews says that the Russia’s Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case against notorious Ukrainian nationalist, Aleksandr Muzychko.

The Ukrainian is accused of torturing and murdering at least 20 captured Russian soldiers as he fought alongside the Chechen militants.

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` Russia initiates charges against` Ukraine’s Right Sector ‘ leader ` Dimitry Yarosh ‘ over terrorism charges ‘

#AceWorldNews says that Russian prosecutors have initiated a case against the leader of Ukraine’s Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh over terrorism charges.

Earlier Yarosh claimed long-standing Ukrainian support for “Chechen militants,” and urged terrorist leader Doku Umarov to launch attacks against Russia in support of Ukraine.

This is according to representative of Russian Investigative committee Vladimir Markin.

#ANS2014 – VOR – Interfax – Reuters

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`Ukraine Nationalist Leader calls on ‘Most Wanted’ Terrorist Umarov ‘to act against Russia’

#AceBreakingNews says a leader of the Ukrainian radical group Pravy Sektor (Right Sector), Dmitry Yarosh, has called on Russia’s most wanted terrorist Doku Umarov to act against Russia in an address posted on Right Sector’s page in VKontakte social network.

The statement points out that “many Ukrainians with arms in the hands” supported Chechen militants in their fight against Russians and “it is time to support Ukraine now.”

The message, signed “leader of Right Sector Dmitry Yarosh” then calls on Umarov “to activate his fight” and “take a unique chance to win” over Russia.

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