Kazakhstan’s experts have commented on the air strikes made by Russian forces on Wednesday targeting the militants of the so-called Islamic State.
According to Kazakhstan’s political scientist Yerlan Karin, the number of fighters that the ISIS or Daish, its Arabic acronym, is luring has been decreasing.
Reports circulating in the Kyrgyz media allege that the terrorists destroyed in Bishkek on July 16 were Kazakhstani citizens.
National Security Committee of Kazakhstan has announced that 300 Kazakhstan nationals joined the ranks of the Islamic State. Half of them are women.
Canadian expert Rafal Rohozynsky claims that the Islamic State has already recruited thousands of Central Asian nationals.
Member of the International Association for the Study of Terrorism comments on the statement of Russian military official, who said terrorists could use the terrotories of Central Asian countries to transport weapons of mass destruction.
Kazakh political analyst Yerlan Karin called the video purporting to show Kazakhstani citizens fighting in Syria an information manipulation.
At least 16 Kazakhstanis are know to have joined the extremist militants of the Islamic State of Iraq.
Families who once fled a Turkish crackdown on Kurdish rebels in the 1990s after escaping from brutal jihadists, longing to return home.
Israel and Palestinian militants resumed fire across the Gaza border, sparking panic across the war-torn enclave and halting truce talks.
Japan's government said it was investigating a video that appears to show a kidnapped Japanese man being interrogated by Syrian militants.
Kazakhstani Airmobile forces have departed for anti-terrorist military drills Peace Mission 2014 in China.
Britain is to transport military supplies to Kurdish forces battling militants in northern Iraq and strengthen its aid mission there
Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped the wife of a senior Cameroonian minister and a traditional leader in attacks in the far north of the country that left at least six dead.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) is recruiting Kazakhstanis and other Central Asians amid its expansion in Iraq and the big geopolitical game in the Middle East.
US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Baghdad Monday on a surprise trip to push for Iraqi unity and stability, as Sunni militants advanced in west Iraq after security forces retreated.
President Barack Obama has not decided how to respond to rampant Sunni militants grabbing swathes of Iraq, but is looking at every option short of sending US combat soldiers back to war.
Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a jihadist offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the rebels.
Militants kidnapped an Iraqi election candidate Sunday as attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed 16 people and officials prepared to announce the results of last month's vote.
Militants attacked a military base in north Iraq, kidnapped 20 soldiers and later shot them dead, police and a morgue employee said.
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