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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»