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Russia foils Daesh planned attacks in Moscow region

Iran Press TV

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 3:53 PM

Russia says it has dismantled a militant cell affiliated with the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group that was planning to conduct acts of terror in the Moscow region.

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Wednesday that it had "thwarted activities of a cross-regional" Daesh cell, "participants of which intended to conduct subversive terror attacks in the Moscow region."

The FSB said security officers had arrested one person, noting that the detainee is a citizen from a Central Asian country.

According to the report, a home-made bomb was also seized during the operation.

An investigation into the case is reportedly underway.

The Russian security service has thwarted a number of terrorist attacks in Russia in the past few years.

Moscow and other cities has been targets for Daesh as the terrorist group has vowed to continue launching attacks in retaliation for Russia's assistance to Syria, which has proved helpful in purging the Takfiri terrorist group and other militants from much of the Syrian territory.

The Russian military assistance began in September 2015 at the official request of the Syrian government.

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