Publication time: 25 December 2012, 02:10
Volunteers from Chechnya are fighting in Syria on the Mujahideen side, lament Iranian state media.
According to their reports, "another group of Chechen terrorists has recently gone to Syria through Turkey".
"Once an armed conflict broke out in Syria, Chechen militants were seen among the first foreign mercenaries who joined the ranks of the Syrian armed opposition", an Iranian news agency, Fars, says, adding that Chechen Mujahideen sneak into to Syria via Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the UK.
Earlier, officials of the Alawite Assad's regime claimed that a significant part of the Syrian armed opposition consisted of Mujahideen from Chechnya, Libya, Qatar, Arabia, and Afghanistan.
"During clashes with a terrorist group, we saw that a considerable part of the group's members were mercenaries hired in Chechnya, Afghanistan and some other neighboring and regional countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia", a soldier of the Alawite Assad's regime told Fars.
According to Iranian media, training and shipment of Mujahideen to Syria is carried out by al-Qaeda.
Tehran says that Al-Qaeda created a training camp for Mujahideen in in Pakistan's North Waziristan near the border with Afghanistan in fall and ensures their subsequent shipment to Syria.
It is to be mentioned in this connection that according to Western and Arab media, volunteers from the Caucasus Emirate are in fact fighting in Syria. Among them are Dagestanis, Chechens, Ingushs, Kabardians, Balkarians, and representatives of other nations of the CE.
Department of Monitoring