Internationally wanted alleged ISIS member arrested in Russia
MOSCOW, September 26 (RAPSI) – A 30-year old man, who had been put on the Interpol wanted list for alleged participation in the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization banned in Russia, was arrested in Irkutsk, the Interior Ministry’s spokesperson Irina Volk announced on Tuesday.
According to Volk, the man has been put in detention under the court decision.
The search initiator has been notified of the arrest. An extradition check is currently underway, the statement reads.
The Islamic State, an organization which is prohibited in Russia, is currently one of the major threats to global security. Over three years, these terrorists have managed to seize large areas of Iraq and Syria. Currently, various forces combat the organization in both countries with battle for Iraqi Mosul as one of the most crucial directions.