Moscow Warns of ISIL Plans to Kidnap Russians in Turkey

Russia’s federal tourism agency on Wednesday issued a warning that militants of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) takfiri group were planning to abduct Russian citizens in Turkey.

“According to the competent agencies, leaders of the ISIL terrorist group plan to take hostages from among Russian citizens in Turkey,” it said in a statement, further warning that the hostages could be taken to ISIL-occupied territory and used “to hold public executions” and as “human shields” in Syria.


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