Russia is deploying over 100 military police servicemen from its Republic of Chechnya to Syria according to an amateur video appeared in the Social Media on December 7.
The video allegedly shows preparations of Chechen military police members before their dispatch to Syria from the military base in Hankala, a settlement near the Chechen Republic’s capital – Grozny.
According to reports in the Russian media, Chechen fighters will guard crucial infrastructure, civilian and military objects in Syria. Russian experts suggest that at least a part of Chechen fighters will be dispatched to the city of Aleppo. There are little doubts that the city will be liberated soon and the Syrian government will need assistance to improve humanitarian and security situation in the city.
Fighters from the video have arm bands of the Russian military police:
Earlier, the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced that some Chechen units already operate in Syria along with other units of the Russian Special Forces.
An alleged discipling of the mufti of the Republic of Chechnya for Chechen fighters before the deployment to Syria is also available online: