Chechen forces in Syria helping Russia pick bomb targets: state TV

Chechen forces loyal to the Kremlin are on the ground in Syria gathering military intelligence deep inside Islamic State-controlled territory which the Russian air force is using to identify bombing targets, Russian state TV has said.

Chechen intelligence agents have also infiltrated the ranks of the militant group, according to Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, who said he had sent undercover agents to train alongside its fighters at the start of the Syrian war.

“According to Ramzan Kadyrov, an extensive spy network has been set up inside Islamic State,” said Russian state TV, whose coverage usually reflects the Kremlin line.

  • The Butterfly

    It’s like the freakin’ WWE.

  • mauser 98

    “Chechen forces loyal to the Kremlin”?
    Putin , Yeltsin killed hundreds of thousands of Chechens
    the loyal ones must be some tough SOB’s
    or news reports were full of lies

    • Petr

      Or they want IS to kill all the Chechens before they return and make trouble at home. A definite win-win scenario.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    I wonder what sort of tough action Justanairhead has planned for ISIS now the announcement has been made about the fighter planes coming home by the 22nd. No doubt Mr Sissypants has something really big up his designer sleeve. :rolleyes

  • reidjr

    I watch the half time show did not think anything of it but today people pointed out it was a very pro black show and yes there were right.