Russian security says it foiled ISIS attack on chemical plant
This week Russian intelligence accused the US army of training extremist militants in Syria to carry out attacks in the territory of former Soviet states
By News Desk - February 17 2023

(Photo credit: FSB)

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on 17 February that its operatives foiled a terror attack by ISIS supporters at a chemical plant in the western city of Kaluga.

According to the FSB, two Tajikistani militants who had previously sworn allegiance to ISIS on video were killed during the anti-terror operation.

“In the course of urgent investigation procedures, an explosives production laboratory was found at the terrorists’ residence, in addition to a ready-to-use high-energy explosive device, incendiary containers, firearms, and ammunition,” a statement by the FSB reads.

The militants were reportedly planning to flee to Syria following the attack.

Last April, the FSB prevented an ISIS terror attack in the Stavropol region of Crimea. “The activity of ISIS supporters was revealed in the city, who, on instructions from abroad, planned to commit a terrorist attack on the transport infrastructure in the region,” the FSB said in a statement at the time.

This week’s anti-terror operation came just four days after Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) revealed that the US occupation army in Syria has been training ISIS and Al-Qaeda militants to carry out attacks inside the territory of former Soviet states.

The militants are reportedly undergoing a “fast-track training course” to learn how to make and use improvised explosive devices and subversive methods.

Washington’s plot reportedly calls for the cooperation of international terror organizations, including Hizb ut-Tahrir, Jamaat Ansarullah, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

On 16 February, the Associated Press released footage showing a Ukrainian military commander wearing an ISIS arm patch.

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Russia has accused the US of training hundreds of extremist militants belonging to ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in their occupation bases in Syria before deploying to the battlefield in Ukraine.

Last year, The Cradle reported that US forces transferred dozens of ISIS detainees, including high-ranking commanders, to Deir Ezzor governorate, which is close to the Iraqi border. This was reportedly an attempt to “revive ISIS” to destabilize a region that had recently been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) with the help of Russian troops.


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