Militants from Russia's North Caucasus join 'jihad' in Syria
MOSCOW/BEIRUT: Flanked by almost 20 men with rifles, Omar Abu al-Chechen kneels on a carpet and delivers a rousing speech urging fellow Muslims to support the 'jihad' against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Dressed almost entirely in black, the militant from Russia's Chechnya region declares an Islamist state is within reach.
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#1 Mar 6, 2013
Well, perhaps by these jihadists going to Syria will take some pressure off of Russia. But when they return, they will have more combat experiance and organization to fight the Russians.
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