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Russian told about his escape from Syrian ISIS cell to Ukraine
13:31, 20 July 2017
Russian told about his escape from Syrian ISIS cell to Ukraine

He spent several months on the ISIS militants-controlled territory, after which he began to criticize their actions

13:31, 20 July 2017

Reuters

Former militant ISIS Marat Nurmagomedov from Russia is hiding in Ukraine. He claims that he was disappointed in the radical group, received a passport in Turkey for a new name and now he lives in Ukraine. This was reported by the Russian Reuters agency.

Nurmagomedov arrived in Syria in the summer of 2013, where he joined the unit that later became part of the ISIS. He spent several months in the territory controlled by militants, after which he began to criticize the group, and was arrested there for four months. He again swore allegiance to the ISIS to be released and to be able able to escape.

Soon he agreed with the family of Syrian refugees, who for money took him out of the territory hidden under their things in minibus. And at the peak of the migration crisis in 2015, Nurmagomedov managed to flee to Turkey. A few months later he was detained in Istanbul and decided to deport him to any country. Nurmagomedov chose Ukraine, where he remains until now.  

A 33-year-old Muslim easily passed passport control, thanks to the fact that Ukrainian border guards do not use Moscow’s electronic database with photographs of those wanted for terrorism, Reuters reports.

Related: Pakistan launched military operation against ISIS near Afghan border

"It’s calm here. If you do not participate in anything or caught for something, then no one cares about you, you can live peacefully," he said in an interview on the condition that the place where he is will not be disclosed.

"I'm not going to blow up someone in the subway ... I have one goal - to study religion and return to a peaceful life," Nurmagomedov said.

As it was reported earlier ISIS leader was killed in Afghanistan, according to Pentagon. The militants of the Islamic state elected Abu Sayed as the leader of this grouping in Afghanistan in the spring of this year.

Related: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi dies

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