Kyrgyz security service disrupts apparent terrorist plot by suspected militants allegedly trained in Syria
A 16 September statement by Kyrgyzstan's State Committee of National Security (SCNS) claimed three men had been arrested in late August in the southern province of Osh on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks in Osh and the capital Bishkek. Those arrested were a Kazak national (Sergei Leskevich) and two Kyrgyz nationals (Sardor Rakhmonov and Majid Abdullaev) from Osh. [[[[The SCNS alleged the men were suspected members of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) militant group, and it further claimed they had been dispatched to Kyrgyzstan from Syria to carry out attacks in the run up to Independence Day on 31 August, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Bishkek on 13 September.]]]]]]
Air strike kills alleged Azeri militant in Syria's Hama
AN ALLEGED Azeri Islamist militant, identified as Abu Yahya, was killed
in an air strike by security forces targeting the city of Hama in
Syria's Hama governorate on 13 September, APA TV reported.