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GRU: in the Middle East, there are about 33 thousand. IG fighters

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In Iraq and Syria, a total of 33 fighting order thousand militants of the terrorist group IG, leads Look words of the Deputy Chief of the GRU Sergey Afanasyev.




“The strongest positions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are in the Middle East. ISIS managed to capture part of Iraqi and Syrian territories. The number of gangs of this group in the region is about 33 thousand militants, including 19 thousand in Iraq and 14 thousand in Syria. They are armed Tanks, armored personnel carriers, recoilless guns, anti-tank systems and anti-aircraft systems, including man-portable anti-aircraft missile systems, ”Afanasyev said.

According to him, “the main sources of financing for terrorists have been the smuggling of hydrocarbon raw materials, antiques and the so-called taxes from the population and entrepreneurs”.

“Separate field commanders of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Lashkar-i-Tayyiba and the Union of Islamic Jihad declared about readiness for joint actions with IS. The total number of bandit groups associated with ISIS, formally maintaining their independence, is about 4,5 thousand people, ”he said.

The “caliphate” of the IG “plans to include the territories of a number of states of Southeast Asia - Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines,” Afanasyev said.

“In the future, they intend to extend their influence to the entire region in which more than 250 million Muslims live. A significant number of local terrorist organizations have already come out in support of ISIL, including the most combat-ready - Jamaa Islamia, the Mujahiddins of Eastern Indonesia, the Abu Sayyaf Group and Islamic fighters for the liberation of Bangsamoro, ”he said.

Afanasyev also warned of the increased threat of terrorist attacks in Europe.

“The level of the terrorist threat in Europe has significantly increased, which is primarily associated with the return to the homeland from the hot spots of militants who are ready to use the experience gained,” the deputy head of the GRU noted.

He added that “over the past four years, more than 800 jihadists have arrived in Germany alone.” In addition, a turbulent situation persists "in the areas inhabited by the Islamic diasporas in Austria, Belgium, France and other countries of Western Europe."

In conclusion, Afanasyev said that now "it is necessary to exclude a politicized bloc approach to the problem of countering terrorism, since the future prospects of fighting militants will largely depend on the willingness of the international community to consolidate efforts in this direction."
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  1. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock April 28 2016 14: 08
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    What was the size of the group before the start of our VKS operation? If, after months of bombing and the advance of the Syrian troops, is there still 33 thousand left?
    1. Teberii
      Teberii April 28 2016 14: 14
      +3
      Who considered them copied by name. One thing is clear a lot of fighters and most importantly no one bothers them. The same Turkey helps the militants.
      1. weksha50
        weksha50 April 28 2016 15: 17
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        Quote: Teberii
        One thing is clear a lot of fighters and most importantly no one bothers them.



        The main thing is that they are divided into rather small mobile groups ... And so ... 33000, if collected in one place, then - pah and grind ... For regular, personnel military units with the appropriate weapons ...

        PS And if you leave them without ammunition and without food ...
        1. cniza
          cniza April 28 2016 15: 32
          +4
          Quote: Lt. Air Force stock
          What was the size of the group before the start of our VKS operation? If, after months of bombing and the advance of the Syrian troops, is there still 33 thousand left?



          According to various estimates, from 50 to 70 thousand, in general, not a little crumble.
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        3. biron
          biron April 28 2016 15: 43
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          as in the 17-20 years the same basmachi. angry
    2. Muvka
      Muvka April 28 2016 14: 15
      +3
      Quote: Lt. Air Force stock
      What was the size of the group before the start of our VKS operation? If, after months of bombing and the advance of the Syrian troops, is there still 33 thousand left?

      In total, everywhere, the Igilovites about 100-150 to, it seems, was. And there FIG knows.
    3. Cananecat
      Cananecat April 28 2016 14: 16
      +1
      If I don’t confuse, before the start of the VKS operation in Syria, the figure was about 50 thousand. But it must be borne in mind that part of the groupings was laid down in arms, and part went to Assad's side.
      1. jjj
        jjj April 28 2016 14: 39
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        I heard about 38 thousands. But still - this is a miser. How could so many people conduct successful combat operations and control such vast territories?
        1. FlyEngine
          FlyEngine April 28 2016 14: 58
          +2
          Easy. They are psychopaths. It becomes easy and fun to fight when you are not afraid of death, when you know that you are guaranteed a ticket to paradise, when instead of your brain you just have a ganglion to control your mouth (you need to eat it) and your hands (they need to be shot).
        2. zennon
          zennon April 28 2016 19: 44
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          Quote: jjj
          How could so many people conduct successful combat operations and control such vast territories?

          80% of these territories are desert. They control either key settlements or roads leading to them. Often both. There are enough 200-300 thugs to control a town of 20 people. Actually, there was no capture in the classical sense. They they simply entered the cities and announced that a new order had come in from that moment. The police and the army partly scattered, partly passed to them. In some cases, they bribed the leadership ahead of time. The deprived command degraded by breaking up into gangs with non-formal leaders. A kind of walk-field option where each gang controls its own area and fights with the same gangs, or unites with them to achieve common goals. Islam-idiology is far from far away. For those who need some kind of idea.
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    5. siberalt
      siberalt April 28 2016 14: 33
      +1
      The number of militants directly depends on the budget of the State Department and Turkey, first of all. After the Saudis took offense at the United States for the collapse of oil prices, there were immediately "misunderstandings" regarding the financing of IS on the issue of cutting off the heads of journalists in the market square by the feudal court of the Middle Ages in the 21st century. , or ... American Tolerance, however! laughing
    6. Stalker.1977
      Stalker.1977 April 28 2016 14: 49
      +1
      In conclusion, Afanasyev said that now "it is necessary to exclude a politicized bloc approach to the problem of countering terrorism, since the future prospects of fighting militants will largely depend on the willingness of the international community to consolidate efforts in this direction."
      Very correct words.
    7. Vadim237
      Vadim237 April 28 2016 21: 14
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      They made a mistake there, not 33 thousand militants - but 333 thousand.
  2. Abbra
    Abbra April 28 2016 14: 09
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    Yeah ... The figure is impressive. I think our VKS managed to mow tens of thousands of barmaley.
  3. Andrey K
    Andrey K April 28 2016 14: 09
    +6
    33 thousand IS militants are 33000 shaitans, the faster they send to the forefathers, the easier it will be for people to breathe. And do not stand on ceremony and respond to the cries of amers and others like them ...
    What moderate, what opposition ...
    The opposition participates in elections and breaks spears in parliament, and does not assert itself in the art of cutting off heads ...
  4. APASUS
    APASUS April 28 2016 14: 11
    +6
    I like the appearance of ISIS trying to camouflage. The mole themselves wound up like fleas.
    1. Bulrumeb
      Bulrumeb April 28 2016 14: 17
      +1
      Right wound up on their own, armed themselves, and for some reason, NATO weapons. and all by yourself
      1. Stirbjorn
        Stirbjorn April 28 2016 14: 49
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        Quote: Bulrumeb
        Right wound up on their own, armed themselves, and for some reason, NATO weapons. and all by yourself

        Kalashnikov, RPG and ZU-23-2 assault rifles, which they put on carts - are all NATO? wassat
        1. APASUS
          APASUS April 28 2016 20: 28
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          Quote: Stirbjorn
          Kalashnikov, RPG and ZU-23-2 assault rifles, which they put on carts - are all NATO?

          MANPADS FN-6, ATGM TOW, M-16A4, M9 Bayonet, ATGM HJ-8, everything brought by the wind ??
  5. gray smeet
    gray smeet April 28 2016 14: 14
    +2
    Another interesting post (paradoxical from Turkey!):

    China and Turkey will startjoint fight against terrorist groups, including the Islamic Movement of East Turkestan", - said in a statement by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, posted following a meeting with Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    New joint statements by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC and Turkey, which traditionally is not only the residence of a large diaspora of Turkic-speaking Uighurs, immigrants from the PRC, as well as for a long time pursuing a pan-Turkic policy of uniting Turkic-speaking peoples, including 20 million Uyghur Muslims living in China, testifies to the turn of the country's policy towards Beijing, including the support of Chinese initiatives in Central Asia.
    1. Bulrumeb
      Bulrumeb April 28 2016 14: 21
      +3
      The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is also a hornet's nest, and there Kazakhstan is very close
  6. Enoch
    Enoch April 28 2016 14: 14
    +2
    This time, the descendants of the Rockefellers and Rothschilds decided to stir up Alkaida more abruptly, as if they themselves would not step on this rake. They decided to redraw the world with bloody hands of others. Teach them Lord! For they do not know what they are doing in their frenzy.
  7. tiredwithall
    tiredwithall April 28 2016 14: 22
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    "He added that" more than 800 jihadists have arrived in Germany alone over the past four years. "In addition, the turbulent situation persists" in the areas where the Islamic diasporas live in Austria, Belgium, France and other Western European countries. "

    So much for the good news. I would like to see the positive development of events.
  8. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 28 2016 14: 32
    +2
    Not a little. But not too much. I believe that their composition is variable, and the combat efficiency is very high. The Syrian army can not cope with such a quantity.
  9. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 April 28 2016 14: 32
    +3
    These are all mercenaries. Everyone has to pay. Where did the money come from, Zin?
    Sources of funding have long been known, but no names are given.
    Otherwise, it will become clear who organized it all. Although without this it’s clear.
    And with them, the main work on enforcement of peace should be carried out ...
    Only to these arbiters of the fate of the world not even Russia can get.
    Therefore, there is an extermination of peoples ...
  10. ALEA IACTA EST
    ALEA IACTA EST April 28 2016 14: 47
    +1
    3-4 divisions terrorize the whole region?
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 April 28 2016 14: 50
      +2
      That’s the task, to get them all together
  11. kirieeleyson
    kirieeleyson April 28 2016 15: 08
    +2
    Apparently, these are specific field workers in 33 thousand, and only in the SAR and Iraq. The rest, who are engaged in "home front" and recruiting, finance and so on, including sleeping or inert cells in other countries of Africa and the Middle East - according to various estimates, up to 150 thousand. The problem is that they do not fight with the general mass, they rotate and teach, even children are attracted, although not massively. There are women, too, waving knives in training. The tail has already begun to wag the dog long ago, so the ocean is saving the Americans, but the European countries will soon understand what it is like to live in a total street war (God forbid, of course). But, everything goes to this.
  12. taseka
    taseka April 28 2016 15: 11
    +2
    I read the article and remembered the phrase - "Karachun is an architect for you, ie Europe will soon come with such a policy !!!"
  13. weksha50
    weksha50 April 28 2016 15: 14
    +1
    Sprawling like a cancerous tumor ...

    When will the gay people (and not only them) understand that urgent, radical surgical intervention of all countries is necessary here?

    One chatter, one nagging, or - on the contrary - overly optimistic and tolerant views on this problem ...
  14. ViKLeV
    ViKLeV 8 May 2016 11: 43
    +1
    interesting: how many hidden already live in different countries. and I’m sure that the least of them in the states