Peskov: special services will review the video of ISIS with threats against Russia


SOCHI, November 12. The Russian security services will examine the video, propagating on behalf of terrorist group “Islamic state” with threats against Russia. About it has informed journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov asked to comment on the new Internet video.

“I’ve read messages about this video, but I didn’t see him, I don’t know the authenticity of this video, I do not know the veracity of these sources, but in any case, I have no doubt that this is material for consideration of our special services,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.

The Russian military launched operation against the militants “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (organization banned in Russia) in Syria on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the air group included more than 50 aircraft. Also in operation in early October, were engaged by ships of the Navy of the Russian Federation, which struck at targets of terrorists cruise missiles of sea basing “the Caliber of NC” from the Caspian sea. Since the beginning of military actions of the Russian pilots destroyed more than 2 thousand objects of the militants. To participate in a ground operation, Russia does not intend.

About grouping “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and “Islamic state”

The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.

“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).