Moscow says about 2,400 Russians fighting with Islamic State: RIA

September 18, 2015 8:16 AM

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MOSCOW About 2,400 Russian nationals are fighting with Islamic State militants, Russia's First Deputy Director of Federal Security Sergei Smirnov was reported as saying on Friday.

RIA news agency also quoted Smirnov as saying that in total there are about 3,000 Central Asian nationals fighting within Islamic State groups.

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