Syrian opposition forces capture two Russians suspected of terrorism

Representatives of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that they detained four terrorist suspects in northern Syria, two of whom are Russian citizens, Radio Liberty reports.

The names of the two Russian detainees are Usmat Attayev and Mohammed Jawad Khan. The SDF did not specify which militant group they belonged. According to the SDF representatives, they were captured after "long and thorough tracking".

The Russians are suspected of committing terrorist attacks in the city of Raqqa and organizing terror cells in the region.

There have been no comments from the Russian Foreign Ministry yet. The Russian authorities have never denied that there are several thousand Russian citizens in the terrorist groups in Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Forces are supported by the United States in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria. 

Earlier, Syrian Kurds reported the capture of eight ISIS fighters in Syria. Among them was 27-year-old Ukrainian Askar Zarmanbetov.

  Syria, SDF, Raqqa, Russia