DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:55 P.M.) – On Sunday, a member of illegal armed islamist group was neutralized in a counter-terrorist operation conducted by Russian security forces in one of the suburbs of Makhachkala, the capital of Autonomous Republic of Dagestan, an informed source told Russian Interfax agency.
“Law enforcers have liquidated a militant who opened fire on them resisting arrest,” said the source.
“He is already identified. He turned out an active member of a local jihadist armed group.”
Local jihadist armed group is either Al-Qaeda-affiliated “Imarat Kavkaz” (Caucasus Emirate), or “Vilayat Dagestan” which is a local branch of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS).