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Russia Stopped 100 Citizens to Join Islamic State

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Russian Special Forces stopped about 100 nationals from traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State jihadist group last year, an adviser of Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee's (NAC) chairman said on Friday.

"In 2015 we stopped more than 100 Russian citizens from leaving to join the ranks of militants in Syria and Iraq," Andrei Przhezdomsky told reporters, Sputnik News reports.

According to the Russian special services, several thousand Russians are currently fighting alongside Daesh (Islamic State).



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