A video showing a Russian sympathizer of the Islamic State declaring his allegiance to the terrorist organization has surfaced following an attack on a policeman in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Watch it above.
The video follows a written claim of responsibility by the Islamic State.
The Moscow Times writes about the attack:
On the morning of Oct. 23, two men opened fire on a policeman who was inspecting their car. The policeman returned fire and mortally wounded both attackers.
Eyewitnesses said that police officials later cordoned off several nearby residential buildings, allegedly searching for explosive devices.
According to The Sun, “Official estimates from the Russian government suggest that 2,400 Russians had joined the Islamic State by September 2015.”
Most of the recruits come from the North Caucasus in regions like Chechnya and Dagestan, but also Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Russia is currently aiding Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator, in bombings across Syria.
The Daily News reports that a UN Security Council recently came out with a report that “400 people have been killed and nearly 2,000 injured in Aleppo in less than a month, many of them children.”
Various ceasefires with the Syrian government, Russia, and the Syrian rebels have failed.
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