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Russian national sentenced to two years in jail for fighting for ISIS

September 29, 2015, 21:44 UTC+3 YEKATERINBURG
According to the Central Intelligence Agency, some 30,000 people from more than 80 countries are members of the terrorist group
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YEKATERINBURG, September 29. /TASS/. Russian national Vitaly Makarov was sentenced to two years in prison as he took part in warfare in Syria for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, police officials of Siberian city of Tumen told TASS on Tuesday.

"Makarov was found guilty of fighting for the ISIS in Syria and sentenced to two years imprisonment," the press service said.

The Islamic State is banned in Russia.

According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), some 30,000 people from more than 80 countries are members of the terrorist group. The terrorists considered to control half of Syrian territory and nearly 40% of Iraq territory.

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