Russian-Speaking Militants Appear In New Video Of Fighting Near Kobani

A new video shared on social media shows Russian-speaking Islamic State militants apparently taking part in clashes in the countryside around the Syrian town of Kobani.

The video was posted on YouTube on March 9 by the Aamaq News Agency, which posts videos from areas under the control of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

The video was also widely shared on social-media accounts run by Russian-speaking supporters of the Islamic State group, who said that the militants shown in the footage were from Central Asia and the North Caucasus.