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    Authenticity of ISIL Video Threatening Russia to Be Checked - Kremlin

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    Islamic State militants allegedly released earlier on Thursday a five-minute Russian-language video clip threatening attacks and bloodshed in Russia. The terrorist group vows to "take back Caucasus and stop it from being ruled by dark forces," as well as to seize the Kremlin, and impose Sharia in Tatarstan.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The authenticity of a video clip containing threats against Russia is unclear, but Russian security services will promptly address this issue, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.

    "I've read news about this video, but have not seen it myself. I don't know the authenticity of this video, and I don't know the authenticity of these sources. But in any case I'm sure this material will be subject of scrutiny by our special services," Peskov told reporters in Moscow.

    In October, ISIL called on Muslims worldwide to launch jihad against Russian and US citizens, who, according to the terrorist group, are waging a "crusaders' war" against Muslims.

    On September 30, Russia launched an air campaign in Syria at the request of President Bashar Assad, targeting terrorist positions with pinpoint airstrikes. The operation has been coordinated with the Syrian government forces.


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