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    Two suspected ISIL militants from Syria were detained in Moscow on Tuesday on charges of planning a series of terrorist attacks in Russia, local television said in a report.

    Akhmed Amirkhanov, 23, and Kerim Khatiyev, 26, were arrested by Federal Security Service operatives minutes after their plane landed at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.

    A source at the FSB told LifeNews TV that the two men had fought as part of the ISIL terrorist group in  Syria and planned a series of subversive acts in Russia.

    During a preliminary hearing on Thursday, Amirkhanov and Khatiyev confessed to having fought as part of illegal armed groups in Syria. They said they had gone to Syria looking for a job but were eventually forced to join the ranks of the militia.

    Moscow’s Lefortovo Court jailed both for two months pending an investigation.

    The Federal Security Service and the Interior Ministry are conductingon a joint operation to arrest ISIL militants returning to Russia from Syria


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