Istanbul Airport Terrorists Entered Turkey from Raqqa, Syria the ISIS Capital
According to Habertürk Turkish news one of the Istanbul bombers was Russian national Çeçenistanl Osman Vadinov who entered Turkey from Raqqa, Syria. (Posta.com)
At least one of the Istanbul terrorists entered Turkey from Raqqa, Syria.
FOX News reported:
A Chechen terrorist responsible for training Russian-speaking militants for ISIS is believed to be the planner of Tuesday’s deadly Istanbul airport massacre that killed 43, according to Turkish media.
Akhmed Chatayev was identified on a UN sanctions list as an ISIS leader and was wanted by Russian authorities, Reuters reported citing the pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper. Chatayev had been wanted for links to terrorism since 2008, Russia Today reported, citing Russian news agency Ria Novosti.
Another attacker, also Chechen, was named as Osman Vadinov by the Hurriyet newspaper. Vadinov reportedly arrived in Turkey in 2015 from Raqqa, the Syrian capital of ISIS’ so-called caliphate. Turkish officials did not confirm either Chatayev or Vadinov as being involved in the attack.
Turkish police on Thursday linked the airport suicide bombers to Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and rounded up 13 more suspects in connection with the attack. State-run Anadolu Agency said the raids were carried out in Istanbul’s Pendik, Basaksehir and Sultanbeyli neighborhoods, which span the city’s Asian and European sides.
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The ISIS terrorists behind the Paris attacks in November were also from Syria.
ISIS later released this infographic on the killers.