21 December 2016, 14:09

Prosecutor's Office reports about 170 KBR residents involved in IS

Today, at the hearings held at the Parliament of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic (KBR) and devoted to issues of combating terrorism and extremism, Arthur Makhov, Deputy Prosecutor of the KBR, has reported that at least 170 residents of Kabardino-Balkaria are involved in activities of the "Islamic State" (IS), banned by court in Russia and recognized as a terrorist organization. Of them, 59 suspects are put on the international wanted list.

"The 'Islamic State', a banned terrorist grouping, has actually swallowed up the armed underground acting in the territory of the KBR and involved in its activities at least 170 residents of Kabardino-Balkaria. The number is large enough; however, in view of the latent nature of such phenomena, it can be even higher," emphasized Arthur Makhov.

According to the Deputy Prosecutor, the Kabardino-Balkarian Prosecutor's Office has initiated criminal proceedings against 79 members of armed terrorist groupings acting in the territory of Syria, and five of them have already been sentenced.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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