27 Sep 2018 11:23

Recruiter who sent 100 CIS fighters to Syria detained in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK. Sept 27 (Interfax) - An international terrorist recruiter, who sent 100 fighters from CIS countries to Syria, has been detained in Kyrgyzstan, a spokesman for the Kyrgyz National Security Committee told Interfax.

Kyrgyz security services detained the Kyrgyz citizen born in 1995 in collaboration with foreign partners, the spokesman said.

"It appeared that the detainee joined an international terrorist organization in 2013 and recruited fighters for the hostilities in Syria on the orders from the organization's leaders," the spokesman said.

The detainee was directly involved in sending over 100 CIS fighters to the conflict zone, he said.

The detainee has been charged with mercenary and put in the National Security Committee's detention facility.