Kyrgyz Intelligence Services Detain Mercenary Who Fought In Syria - Press Service

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Kyrgyz Intelligence Services Detain Mercenary Who Fought in Syria - Press Service

Kyrgyzstan's intelligence services detained a mercenary, who fought against the Syrian governmental troops, the press service of the National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan told Sputnik on Thursday

BISHKEK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) Kyrgyzstan's intelligence services detained a mercenary, who fought against the Syrian governmental troops, the press service of the National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan told Sputnik on Thursday.

"On March 8, 2019, the National Security Committee along with the Interior Ministry detained Kyrgyz citizen I. A. Sh., a resident of the Osh Region, who was on an international wanted list, during an operation aimed at preventing militants and mercenaries of international terrorist organizations from entering Kyrgyzstan," the press service said.

According to the intelligence service, the detainee was recruited by an international terrorist group in an unspecified country of the Commonwealth of Independent States where he was working.

He left the country for Syria in order to join an illegal armed group to fight against the Syrian governmental troops, the National Security Committee said.

"After combat training he actively took part in the armed conflict as a mercenary," the press service noted.

The National Security Committee added that the investigation was underway.

Syria has been mired in a civil conflict since 2011 with the government troops fighting against various opposition groups and terrorist organizations. The latter are actively recruiting mercenaries from all over the world.

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