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Kyrgyzstan Arrests Two Foreigners Who Allegedly Tried To Join IS

  • RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan's State Committee for National Security (UKMK) says its officers have arrested two foreign nationals who allegedly were trying to join so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria.

The UKMK did not disclose the identities or nationalities of the 24- and 50-year-old suspects.

But authorities said on June 21 that the men are citizens of a country neighboring Kyrgyzstan.

They have been charged with illegally entering Kyrgyzstan.

According to the UKMK, the men crossed the border into Kyrgyzstan in February and were detained on June 10.

With reporting by Kyrtag and Interfax
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