Emigrant from Kazakhstan arrested on charges of aiding Islamic State terrorists

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Emigrant from Kazakhstan arrested on charges of aiding Islamic State terrorists

Ruslan Asainov, who emigrated to the USA from Kazakhstan, was arrested in Syria

US Department of Justice indicted Ruslan Asainov – naturalized US citizen, native of Kazakhstan – aiding terrorists from «Islamic State» in Syria. This is stated in a press release published on Friday on the website of the Ministry of Justice..

Asainov fought on the side of terrorists as a shooting instructor and sniper. He was arrested in Syria and recently taken into FBI custody.

According to a press release, Asainov lived in New York after moving from Kazakhstan. According to the Justice Department, in 2013 he left the United States for Syria, where he joined IS as a sniper..

The Ministry of Justice claims that Asainov was able to rise to the status of a terrorist organization «emir» caliphate. He helped terrorists obtain weapons. In addition, Asainov tried to recruit a US resident to participate in terrorist activities..

The press release says that the former resident of Kazakhstan «expressed a desire to die for IS on the battlefield»

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