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Daesh behind attempted attack on Siberia mosque: Moscow

15 October 2015 14:51


A Russian investigative body says the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group was involved in an attempted attack against a mosque in the country’s Siberia Province last year.

The militants had tried to attack a mosque in an unnamed Siberian town, said the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on Thursday.

The committee said it had completed the probe and submitted the case to a court.

There were no further details on how the attempted attack had been prevented.

The finding comes about two weeks after Russia launched its aerial campaign against Daesh militants.

Moscow aims to stop the advance of an alliance of militants, including al-Nusra terrorists, which controls Idlib and has tried to push into Hama and Latakia.

According to a report released last month by The New York Times, some 30,000 militants from more than 100 countries – including over 250 Americans – have traveled to Syria and neighboring Iraq since the start of the foreign-backed militancy in Syria in 2011.

More than 250,000 people have lost their lives in the violence in Syria so far.

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