Syrian group “Jaish al-Fatah” and “Jabhat Fatah al-sham” (the former name of “Dzhabhat EN Nusra” terrorist organization banned in Russia) has denied any involvement in the murder in Turkey of the Ambassador of Russia Andrei Karlov. It is reported by SITE Intelligence Group.
Earlier that responsibility for attack took on itself the “Jaish al-Fatah” Al Sumaria reported, citing a statement by the militants. “It was revenge for women, children and the elderly in Aleppo,” the channel quoted the statement of the terrorists.
“Jaish al-Fath”* — Alliance of terrorist groups. Experts believe that it is up to 90% of the militants groups “Dzhebhat-EN-Nusra and Ahrar al-sham”*, and funding to a great extent by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
* Groupings as terrorist and banned in Russia.
Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed on 19 December in Ankara at the opening of the exhibition at the contemporary art Center. Charles gave a speech, when a former police officer mevlüt Altıntaş several times shot him in the back. The assailant began shouting calls “not to forget Aleppo” and “not to forget Syria.” The members of the Turkish special forces neutralized the criminal on the spot. Charles was hospitalized, but from the received wounds he died. His body was brought by a special flight to Moscow on Tuesday. Charles buried 22 Dec. The funeral service will be conducted by the Patriarch.
It also became known that the ceremonies will be visited by the President Vladimir Putin. In this regard, he moved on 23 December its annual press conference. The President posthumously awarded to Andrew Charles with the order of Hero of Russia for the “steadfastness and courage in the post of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Turkey”.
The Russian foreign Ministry has described the attack on the Russian Ambassador as a terrorist act. The corresponding statement also took the UN Security Council. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on 20 December, said that the attack on Charles was a response to Russia’s actions in combating international terrorism, but the country is not going to stop this fight. According to the press-Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, “the attack on the Ambassador — in fact, an attack on the country.”