According to unofficial data, in the ranks of the «Islamic state» fighting up to five thousand Russian citizens, natives of Dagestan, reports».ru» with reference to its sources in law enforcement bodies.
This is stated in a detailed article on radical Islamism in Dagestan and the attempts of the authorities to combat this phenomenon. According to official data, the IG was joined by 600 people, while according to other sources they are almost ten times more.
Russian authorities fear the return to Dagestan these people who gained combat experience in the middle East.
We will remind, the Minister of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev in September 2015, said that in the ranks of the IG fight about 1.800 citizens of Russia.
First Deputy Director of FSB General of the army Sergei Smirnov, speaking at the 27th meeting of the Council of Regional anti-terrorist structure of the Shanghai cooperation organization, at the same time stated that, according to Russian special services, IG has around 2.400 Russians and about three thousand citizens of Central Asian States.