Anti-terror raid in Russia leaves 10 ISIS-linked terrorists dead
Russia's Anti-Terrorism Committee said on Sunday that 10 jihadists had been killed in a special operation in Nalchik,the southern Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria. They were all members of armed groups that had sworn allegiance to the international terrorist organization ISI,” the committee said.
On Nov 10, Robert Zankishev, aka Abdullah, the leader of one of the armed groups in Kabardino-Balkaria was killed in a firefight, according to preliminary data. Zankishiev pledged allegiance to ISIL in the spring of 2015, renamed his group Vilayat KBK and began recruiting potential Islamic State followers via the Internet. He was also alleged to have set up the murders of officials working in the Office of the Public Prosecutor and Kabardino-Balkarian police officers. In July, he allegedly staged the assassination of a prosecutor’s office employee in front of the victim's 10-year-old son.