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Kyrgyzstani - participant of military operations in Syria gets 8 years in prison

Bishkek City Court ruled on the criminal case of Mirlanbek Turdiyev, who took part in the fighting in Syria. The court ruling states.

The Pervomaisky District Court found 25-year-old Turdiyev guilty and sentenced him to eight years behind bars to be served in the colony with reinforced regime.

Mirlanbek Turdiyev was accused of that from 2011 to 2014, while working in Vladivostok (Russia) he fell under the influence of followers of the religious jihadist movement — some Iliyaz, Abyljan and Abdul Kuddus.

After joining the organization of jihadists in September 2015 on the orders of Abyljan and Abdul Kuddus, he went to Syria to commit an armed «jihad.»

On October 15, 2015 Turdiyev left for Istanbul. From there he was sent to Syria, namely to the village of Kafr Hamrah — to the terrorist training camp, located near Aleppo city.

Mirlanbek Turdiyev swore allegiance and recognized as his «amir» not identified by investigation person under the pseudonym Akhmed, thereby verbally confirming his entry into the ranks of his «jamaat.»

After special combat training in this and other camps, he took an active part in the hostilities on the side of the terrorist organization against the government troops of Syria, Iraq, the United States, Kurdish and other armed formations.

In particular, since November 2015 to February 2017 he fought in Idlib and Aleppo cities.

In addition, staying in Syria from October 2015 to February 2017, the man underwent specialized training in the production and destruction of improvised explosive devices (IED). He was trained in the skills of remote activation of IEDs in places of mass gathering of people.

In March 2017, he received a task from his «amir» in the militant camp to commit an act of terrorism on one of the warships in Vladivostok port.

Mirlanbek Turdiyev was detained at the airport of Ukraine and deported to Istanbul, and from there he was taken to Almaty. Law enforcement agencies of Kazakhstan expelled him to Kyrgyzstan. The defendant pleaded guilty.

According to the information of the State National Security Committee, Mirlanbek Turdiyev is a suicide bomber named Abu Walid, is a member of Tawhid wal-Jihad jamaat.

As a result, the Bishkek City Court left without change the verdict of the district court against Turdiyev.