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Russia’s Security Service Arrested Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami Terrorist Cell In Kazan

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Russia's Security Service Arrested Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami Terrorist Cell In Kazan

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The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), together with units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Rosgvardia, suppressed the activities of a terrorist cell from Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami in Kazan, the press service of the Center for Public Relations (DSP) of the FSB reported.

It is noted that during the special operation, five Islamists were detained, whose activities were aimed at creating a “world caliphate” and violent overthrow of the government.

“With the use of subversive measures during the meetings, they spread terrorist ideology among the residents of the Republic of Tatarstan, recruited Muslims into their ranks,” the FSB said.

During the searches, propaganda materials, telephones and electronic media were seized in the homes of the detainees. A criminal case was initiated.

It should be reminded that there are thousands of militants being deployed by Turkey to assist Azerbaijan in the war for Nagorno-Karabakh.

Russia admitted that it was concerned regarding their presence in South Caucasus, and this could, in fact, be the red line that’s being crossed that would warrant an intervention in the conflict by Moscow.

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The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) received accurate information from various sources that terrorist fighters, including those from the Middle East, primarily from Syria, are participating in the Karabakh conflict, the head of the SVR of Russia Sergei Naryshkin said.

Commenting on a video published by the Armenian side about a Syrian mercenary captured in Karabakh, Naryshkin noted that Russia receives information from a number of countries about the transfer of militants to the South Caucasus.

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“We receive this data from a number of countries, from different sources and from our various partners, partner services in the Middle East and Middle East,” the head of the SVR explained.

Answering the question about SVR cooperation with the special services of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Naryshkin noted that there is a mechanism for interaction with them.

“There is a well-functioning mechanism of cooperation with the special services, with the intelligence services of all countries of the CIS space, including the Foreign Intelligence Service of Azerbaijan and the division of the National Security Service of Armenia, a division that is engaged in intelligence activities,” he said.

Kiselev also inquired about the cooperation of the British and Turkish special services on Karabakh and how they coordinate their actions.

“We feel the work of the Turkish intelligence service, we see certain elements of this work. As for British intelligence, I cannot say that about the British,” the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service replied.

Earlier it was reported that Turkey from the north of Syria transferred terrorist mercenaries to Azerbaijan with the aim of using them against Karabakh and Armenia.

This information was confirmed not only by the Armenian and Karabakh leadership, international media and foreign human rights organizations, but also by representatives of the authorities of Syria, France, Russia, the United States, etc. France and Russia expressed concern about the involvement of militants from Syria in the hostilities in the zone the Karabakh conflict.

According to official data, the servicemen of the Karabakh Defense Army captured two Syrian mercenaries who fought in Karabakh on the side of Azerbaijan. Both mercenaries have already been interrogated and arrested, and criminal cases have been initiated against them.

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