Alexander Bortnikov: 500 Militants From Russia Are In Syria Now

ALEXANDER BORTNIKOV: 500 MILITANTS FROM RUSSIA ARE IN SYRIA NOW

October 16, 2013 | 17:33

TSAKHKADZOR. – The problem of Syrian militants is extremely important
and relevant, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service said.

“It’s not related to the CIS countries, but also European partners,”
Alexander Bortnikov said during a Wednesday press conference in
Armenia’s Tsakhkadzor.

The problem of Syrian armed groups was discussed during the 12th
meeting of the Council on combating terrorism in Kazan, he recalled.

“The migration of the criminals to hotspots ends up in return to
the places of origin with getting combat experience in carrying
out specific operations. They are a potential threat to all of us,”
Bortnikov assured.

Russian security chief said around 500 fighters, citizens of Russia,
are currently in Syria. According to him, there is enough information
on other CIS states: from several dozens to hundreds.

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