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Russian Court Sentences Six IS Recruiters

A court in Russia's North Caucasus has sentenced six men to up to seven years in jail for recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) extremist organization in Syria.

The North Caucasus Regional Military Court in Rostov-on-Don on December 1 found the six men guilty of establishing an extremist group and propagating terrorism. The six were then immediately sentenced by the court to jail terms ranging from five to seven years.

An estimated 2,700 Russian citizens are believed to have traveled to Syria to join IS or some of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated units fighting there.

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax