SBU blocks some IS transit channels (video)
The SBU in cooperation with the Prosecutor's Office, Police and State Migration Service blocked some transit channels of passing of terrorists of the Islamic State through the territory of Ukraine.
In Kharkiv the officers of the Security Service detected the private apartment used for temporary hiding of IS terrorists, who intended to move in transit to Syrian-Iraq area of combat operations. On the «terminal point» were 4 foreigners – immigrants from Central Asia. Two of them were deported from Turkey due to the fact that they were connected with terrorists. They had multiple instances of passports with reglued photos. Other two terrorists waited in Ukraine for counterfeit documents for further passing through Turkey to Syria.
Two foreigners were forcedly deported from our country by court order.
The control measures concerning two others are ongoing.
The law enforcers detained in Kyiv region one more supporter of Islamic State, who was put on the wanted list. During 2014-2015 the native of one of the former USSR republics received training in camps for terrorists in Syria and took part directly in military operations on the side of Islamic State in the Syrian-Iraq area.
The documents concerning detained foreigners were sent to the Prosecutor's Office for the purpose of choosing extradition as a measure of restraint.
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