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Dozens recruited in Kyrgyzstan for Syria war

February 02, 2015, 10:15 UTC+3

Around 200 people had been transported out of the country by different routes to take part in combat actions

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BISHKEK, February 2. /TASS/. Many people have been recruited in Kyrgyzstan to fight in Syria. About 200 people, including 30 women, have been sent through various routes to the Arab country, and 22 Kyrgyz citizens have been killed in fighting in Syria, an official said Monday.

The chief of the Kyrgyz Interior Ministry’s criminal investigation department, Rafik Mambetaliyev, said on Monday that police had detected 83 cases of recruitment in Kyrgyzstan since the beginning of the conflict in Syria.

In connection with the developments in Syria, Kyrgyz police has stepped up counteraction against extremism and terrorism and fight against illegal migration, he said.

Each case of sending to Syria or recruitment was investigated, Mambetaliyev said.

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