Groups of young people from Chechnya are situated on the territory of Syria and Iraq with the aim of countering the terrorist group «Islamic state». About it to Agency «Interfax» said a source in the leadership of the Chechen Republic.
«In the area of armed conflict in Syria and Iraq from the very beginning of the emergence of ISIL are people from the Chechen Republic. This self-organized group of young people who have set a goal to combat terrorist organizations», – said the interlocutor of the Agency, stressing that «none of them is a military serviceman of the armed forces or employee of the interior Ministry of Russia».
«We know what the threat is coming from international terrorist organizations operating in Syria and Iraq. To counter this threat, you need to have operational information, know who is from Chechnya and other regions is in the ranks of ISIS, and we need to be proactive. The solution to these and other tasks are these people», – said the source.
«Of course, all these people claim to be ISIS supporters. This is an exceptionally difficult task. There are cases that someone reveals, and therefore it is possible to guess», – said the interlocutor of «Interfax».
According to him, these people were able to trace the channels of recruitment, training and the delivery routes of the militants into the conflict zone from different countries.