ISIS claims attack on a Russian military base in Dagestan

The Islamic State group operating in the North Caucasus region of Russia claimed Wednesday to have attacked a Russian military base in the southern Dagestan region, according to American sources. The alleged attack was not confirmed and their was no information about casualties. ISIS has long been recruiting experienced fighters in this predominantly Muslim region for its war in Syria and Iraq – especially among Chechens. In November 2014, the leader of the Caucasus Emirate terror group was ousted from his position when mid-level commanders switched their allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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