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    Russia Claims Arrest of IS Group

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    Russia's state security police say they have arrested seven Islamic State militants who were planning terrorist attacks in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and the Sverdlovsk region.

    In a statement the Federal Security Service said the men were arrested in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg and the insurgents had intended to depart for Syria once they had carried out their attacks.

    An Interfax news agency report Monday said police had searched the men's homes and found "a laboratory producing improvised explosive devices, explosives, electric detonators, firearms, grenades, component parts for improvised explosive devices and extremist books."

    The report said the leader of the group of men was an IS member who had come "from the territory of Turkey."

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    by: Marcus Aurelius II from: NJ USA
    February 08, 2016 1:46 PM
    Will Russia use waterboarding and other extreme interrogation methods to learn from the prisoners who their co conspirators are so that they can be captured before they take action? I don't think we'll ever find out. Will they get a lawyer and a fair trial? This is Russia we're talking about, the question is absurd. My guess is that they will reveal everything they know and then will never be seen or heard from again. They certainly won't be released to go back to jihad if that is truly what they were doing? Will their real guilt or innocence ever be determined? I doubt it, they have likely already been judged guilty, any trial would be a mere formality. Will Russian media like RT TV and Sputnik Radio report on their fate the way they report on those inmates in GITMO? I'll believe that when I see or hear it.

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