April 6th, 2017 - Fort Russ News -
New details have emerged surrounding the identity and whereabouts of St. Petersburg metro bomber, 22 year old Akbar Djalilov.
Djalilov, who was a Russian citizen, went to his home country of Kyrgyzstan in 2015. From there, he had made his way to Turkey and attempted to cross into Syria. He was detained on the Syrian-Turkish border, and on the grounds of his citizenship was deported back to the Russian Federation.
He had been absent from Russia for around two years prior to carrying out the train bombing.
It is estimated that around 4,000 Russian nationals fight for ISIS or Al-Nusra in Syria, and around 5,000 from former Soviet States. (@3.43) The possibility of radicalised individuals being able bring the war home, into Russia, and their growing number, was one of the main components of Russia's decisive air campaign against ISIS in Syria.
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