In the North Caucasus in 2016 prevented one terrorist act, were detained 49 328 militants and their accomplices, the bandits neutralized 95, including 15 leaders of the bandit underground, including the leaders of the criminals from Kabardino-Balkaria and Dagestan, said the Director of FSB of Russia Alexander Bortnikov said at the National anti-terrorist Committee of the Russian Federation.
Bortnikov emphasized the necessity of intensifying activities of civil society institutions, to prevent terrorist propaganda on the Internet and the prevention of youth involvement in terrorist activities.
Earlier it became knownthat the Federal security service of the Russian Federation received documented information about the plans of international terrorist organizations to expand their activities in the North Caucasus. This was also stated by the head of Department Alexander Bortnikov. According to him, the extraordinary concern two major source of instability – Afghanistan and the middle East, located in close proximity to the borders of the CIS.
On the territory of Russia, suppressed the activity of 5 cells and 54 members of the international terrorist organizations, including Islamic state, “Khatib of Imam al-Bukhari” and “Jamaat Ansarullah” (they are forbidden in Russia).
According to the head of the FSB, functionaries of international terrorist organizations operating abroad, remotely run their terrorist networks, which use a wide range of media: agents, liaison, satellite communications and the Internet.
The head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov earlier urged “to solve the problem of lack of control and anonymity of the global virtual space, which is actively used by terrorists for recruitment.”
In 2015, at a meeting of the Council of heads of States – participants of the CIS Vladimir Putin said that in the IG, according to various estimates, are 5-7 thousand immigrants from Russia and other countries of the Commonwealth. At the same time, the militants of this organization had declared Jihad on Russia. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Downing of the Russian plane over the Sinai on October 31, which killed 224 people returning from Egypt.