2017-10-12

Kyrgyz security service arrests former Syria insurgent for plotting terrorism

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BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's State National Security Committee (GKNB) detained a 39-year-old Kyrgyz citizen who allegedly returned home from Syria to organise terrorist acts in the country, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)'s Kyrgyz service reported Thursday (October 12).

The suspect joined the "Fatah al-Sham Front" terrorist group, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra, in Syria in 2013, said the GKNB.

In 2016, he was sent from Syria to prepare terrorist attacks in Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan, according to the GKNB.

Earlier this month, GKNB reported that it had arrested a suspected insurgent who had undergone sabotage training in Syria, and a 20-year-old citizen suspected of having links with militants.

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