Kadyrov: in Syria and Iraq of up to 300 natives of Chechnya

GROZNY, March 2. In Syria and Iraq in the ranks of the various factions can be up to 300 natives of Chechnya, said the head of the Republic Ramzan Kadyrov. But he is not sure that all immigrants from the Republic are prohibited in Russia the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG).

“According to operational data, in Syria and Iraq now can be 250 to 300 natives of Chechnya, including the citizens of our country and the people of Europe. It is difficult to say what groups they are assigned. We are interested in those fighting in the ranks of Blizkogo state” – quoted Kadyrov’s press service.

“The danger comes not only from natives of Chechnya. There is less of them”, he added.

According to Kadyrov, it is necessary to take all measures to ensure that no resident of Russia, in Syria and Iraq, dropped out of sight of the Russian special services.

“Our volunteers not related to military service or to the structures of the interior Ministry, risking their own lives, keep track of those who could be called leaders of various groups. They have with them their personal scores, and these bills will be paid, where neither the bandits tried to escape. It gives good results”, – said the head of Chechnya.


“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).