The head of the FSB in Moscow were detained 12 supporters of the Islamic state preparing a terrorist attack


In Moscow on suspicion in participation in preparation of the terrorist act were detained 12 supporters of the terrorist organization “Islamic state”, including “someone Baysultanov, who arrived from Syria for the organization of the specified crime”. This was announced at a meeting of the National antiterrorist Committee (NAC) in Nalchik the Chairman, the Director of FSB of Russia Alexander Bortnikov.

According to him, the special services of this year in Russia prevented 20 crimes of a terrorist orientation. “The last such example is the arrest of 11 of October in Moscow 12 Russian citizens – members and associates of international terrorist organization (the Islamic state), preparing a terrorist attack on public transport with the use of IEDs. Among the detainees one Baysultanov, who arrived from Syria for the organization of the specified crime”, – said the head of the NAC.

On this fact criminal case is brought, investigative actions are carried out, he added.

More than 800 persons

Bortnikov also reported that 832 persons involved in the activities of international terrorist organizations in Syria, including 22 of the recruiter, identified in Russia and the CIS.

He also said that in 77 regions of Russia and 6 States have identified and inspected more than 4 thousand individuals suspected of involvement in financing international terrorist organizations.

In 2015, 20 prevented terrorist attacks

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In Russia in 2015 prevented 20 crimes of a terrorist orientation.

“For the last nine months, law enforcement authorities from illegal circulation of large quantities of weapons and munitions. Prevented 20 crimes of terrorist orientation,” said Alexander Bortnikov.

More than 120 militants killed since the beginning of the year

124 militants, including the leaders of the Caucasian bandit underground, destroyed since the beginning of the year.

“Since the beginning of 2015 at rendering armed resistance destroyed 124 militants, including the leaders of the North Caucasian bandit underground – Kebekov and Suleymanov. 31 detained the bandit and 396 their supporters. Almost four-fold increase in the number of persons inclined to refuse to participate in the activities of the bandit underground”, – said Bortnikov.

The militants are trying to penetrate

Bortnikov said that the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” under the guise of refugees tend to penetrate into the countries of Europe and Asia to commit sabotage.

“Today the entire world community is one common task is to prevent further spread of the terrorist threat, everywhere identifying and destroying the infrastructure of radicals. Successful actions of Syrian government forces with the support of the Russian Armed forces has already led to the dispersal of several large clusters of militants”, – he said.

However, “there is information on the efforts of terrorists trying to leave the combat zone and using established corridors transporting refugees to infiltrate Europe and Asia, as well as in Russia, for the purpose of conducting terrorist attacks”. “To localize this threat in cooperation with partners from Western countries, the Middle East, China and some other States conducted operational-search activities aimed at identifying terrorists in migration and tourism flows”, – said Bortnikov.

More than 4 thousand people are verified

Bortnikov said that Russia and several other States more than 4 thousand people checked for involvement in terrorism financing.

“In cooperation with Rosfinmonitoring and MVD conducted verification activities in relation to the so-called “financial centers” that collect donations in the interests of the ILO (international terrorist organizations – ed.). In 77 subjects of the Russian Federation and six States identified and inspected more than 4 thousand individuals suspected of involvement in the financing of procurement,” – said Bortnikov.

According to him, in a course quickly-search actions conducted by Russian special services in cooperation with partners from Western countries, the Middle East, China and other States, to identify terrorists in migration and tourist flows in Russia were prosecuted 832 persons involved in the activities of terrorist organizations.

“In the course of this work were prosecuted 832 persons involved in the activities of the MTO in Syria, including 22 of the recruiter,” – said Bortnikov.

As stated by the head of the FSB, at the meeting of the NAC, since 2006, about 5.5 thousand people convicted for crimes of a terrorist orientation. “From 2006 to present in criminal cases under investigation for crimes of a terrorist orientation is condemned to 5 thousand 475 persons. as a result of operational-combat activities neutralized 2 thousand 134 bandit. Are in Federal and international wanted list 1 504 thousand militants”, – said Bortnikov.

In The North Caucasus

According to Bortnikov, the number of terrorist crimes in the North Caucasus this year fell three times.

“If to speak about the situation prevailing today in the North Caucasus region, we observe a steady tendency of decrease of erektivnoy bandits, – said Bortnikov. During the last 9 months compared to the same period last year managed three times to reduce the number of terrorist manifestations, to reduce the activity of bandit groups”.

He said that law enforcement authorities from illegal circulation of large quantities of weapons and munitions.

“Just in the provision of armed resistance destroyed 124 militants, including the leaders of the North Caucasian bandit underground. 31 detained the bandit and 396 their supporters. Almost 4-fold increase in the number of persons inclined to refuse to participate in the activities of the bandit underground”, – said the Director of the FSB.

Convicted of almost 5.5 thousand people

As stated Bortnikov, for 10 years in Russia for terrorist crimes were convicted, almost 5,5 thousand people.

He noted that since the bandit attack of militants on Nalchik in October 2005 – exactly 10 years ago – “in General, during the past term, we managed to solve the problem of minimizing the terrorist threat in the Russian Federation”.

“It is constantly working on the identification and interdiction of gangs, the investigation continues and a search is conducted of persons involved in terrorist acts previously committed,” stressed the head of the FSB.

“From 2006 to present in criminal cases under investigation for crimes of a terrorist orientation is condemned to 5 thousand 475 persons. as a result of operational-combat activities neutralized 2 thousand 134 bandit. Are in Federal and international wanted list 1 504 thousand militants”, – he said.

“The state represented by the law enforcement unit has been steadily embodies the principle of inevitability of punishment for committed crimes, regardless of the period of limitation. Since January 2010, in the high-profile terrorist crimes found 3 796 thousand. the most Recent example of our commitment to this principle, the detention of Daudov is wanted for involvement in the attack on Budyonnovsk in 1995,” said Bortnikov.

Intensification of cooperation of security services

According to the head of the FSB, increasing the threat of terrorism requires translation of interaction of special services at the practical level, with the active use of all available forms of cooperation.

Bortnikov noted that “some Western countries, occupying a Supervisory position, in fact, acquiesced to the formation of extensive terrorist networks operating beyond the middle East and let the deep roots even in those countries who had never faced a real threat of radical Islam”.

Noting that attempts to give the Syrian ethno-religious conflict in nature due to the political situation, he stressed: “our work build on the fact that a terrorist has no nationality or creed, wherever he was and whatever slogans was not covered, he is, above all, a dangerous criminal who needs to be neutralized”.

Alexander Bortnikov said that “during July of this year (in Yaroslavl – approx.) XIV Meeting of heads of special services, security agencies and law enforcement bodies of foreign States – partners of FSB of Russia on fight against terrorism, experts from around the world stated this fact as real and urgent problem requiring immediate solutions.”

“In the framework of partnership we have agreed to expand our joint efforts to confront a common terrorist threat, the translation of the work into practice with the active use of all the existing formats of cooperation, as well as information capabilities (created at the initiative of Russia – approx.) An international databank on counteraction to terrorism”, – said the Chairman of the NAC.

The Syrian conflict

Bortnikov also believes that attempts to give the Syrian conflict ethno-religious character is due only to political expediency.

“We see attempts by some external force to give the Syrian conflict ethno-religious character. This cynical approach, which is pursued selfish goals, due to political expediency, and is not taken into account the plight of people caught in the zone of armed confrontation,” – said Bortnikov.

“Bandits destroy indiscriminately and Sunnis, and Shias, and Kurds, and Christians, and this happens when the active material and ideological support for their atrocities from the outside. So to say that the majority of Arab States opposed the anti-terrorist actions by the Syrian government, and Russian military assistance, at least, irresponsible,” – said Bortnikov.

He stressed that “our work build on the fact that a terrorist has no nationality or religion”. “Wherever he was and whatever slogans was not covered, he is, above all, a dangerous criminal who must be neutralized”, – said the head of the FSB.

Bortnikov recalled that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin took a decision to provide military assistance to the legitimate government of the Syrian Arab Republic, “which for the past few years, almost single-handedly fighting the largest in the history of the terrorist group calling itself the “Islamic state”. “All this time, its ranks are continuously replenished by new converts adepts, the geography of Exodus, covering nowadays most countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, – said Bortnikov. – Trained in methods of conducting guerrilla warfare in urban and field conditions, with significant resource and financial base, the bandits get real combat experience, and spread all over the world, widely expanding its public awareness campaign to involve new members.”

“Some Western countries, occupying a Supervisory position, in fact, acquiesced to the formation of extensive terrorist networks operating beyond the middle East and let the deep roots even in those countries who had never faced a real threat of radical Islam,” added the Director of the FSB.

Reduction posobnitsey base

Alexander Bortnikov also said that the national anti-terrorist Committee will assess the work to posobnitsey narrowing of the base of the bandit underground in the North Caucasus.

He recalled that “the level of terrorist activity in the region is largely determined by the presence of posobnitsey base for the armed underground with the necessary resources” and combating this activity was devoted to exit meeting of the NAC held in August of last year in Ingushetia.

The head of the NJSC noted that then adopted the resolution “provided for measures to strengthen preventive work and the Association in this direction the efforts of Federal Executive bodies and antiterrorist commissions (in the regions – ed.)”. Antiterrorist commissions in subjects of North Caucasus Federal district were instructed to focus their attention on taking action against citizens who had been influenced by radicals and religious extremists, and conduct active counter-propaganda in contrast to the aggressive ideology of Islam by radical clerics, recalled Bortnikov. Security authorities and law and order task was to realize the target of an investigative and preventive measures aimed at narrowing posobnitsey base of a bandit underground, eliminating the channels of its financing, the attempts by destructive influences from abroad on the political situation in the North Caucasus.

“Today we will assess the results of the work, to discuss existing problems, and to develop additional measures to combat posobnitsey activity taking into account peculiarities of the operational environment and the degree of meeting previously set objectives,” he said.

Also NAC will consider the results of work of Federal Executive bodies on revealing and suppression of channels of financing of terrorist activities on the territory of the Russian Federation and the draft Interagency integrated work plan on combating the financing of terrorism and extremism in the years 2016-2018.

“ISLAMIC STATE”

Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria.

Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).