Russian Security Forces Kill 8 Suspected ISIL Militants in North Caucasus:
A suspected mastermind of the December 2014 attacks on the Chechen capital city of Grozny, Adam Tagilov, was identified among those killed. The counter-terrorism agency said it found ready-to-use improvised explosive devices and over 2,000 rounds during the raid. Ref. Source 1v
US Defense Chief Warns: Russians Will Die:
Ashton Carter warns that due to its Syria attacks, Russia will in coming days 'begin to suffer casualties,' indicating domestic attacks. "This will have consequences for Russia itself which is rightly fearful of attacks...in coming days, the Russians will begin to suffer from casualties," Carter said at a NATO defense ministers meeting Ref. Source 7g
Putin: 7,000 people from ex-Soviet republics estimated to fight alongside ISIS :
There are 7,000 foreign terrorists in Syria who went there from Russia and several other former Soviet nations to join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), Russian President Vladimir Putin told the heads of those states in Kazakhstan. Ref. Source 4j
Russia has admitted that it was a bomb that blew up one of their commercial planes in Egypt. Now, even they can see that a standoff approach like they want to preach to the West is NOT the way to go. These terrorists can only reason with one thing: elimination!
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ISIS comes to Russia: battle between ISIS fighters and Russian National Guard in Chechnya:
What the Russian authorities have always feared and warned against finally happened today when early this morning a group of six ISIS fighters attacked a base of the Russian National Guard Ref. Source 9o.
An explosion rocked a subway train Monday in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, and Tass was among Russian news agencies reporting that 10 people were killed and several more injured. Evacuation is underway, and seven metro stations in the city have been closed following the blast, Tass said. Photos posted on social media from the scene showed a damaged subway train and people lying on the ground. Ref. USAToday.