first published on December 8, 2016 by Will
FSB Russian Special Forces have released a video of their December 3rd raid that was responsible for killing the Islamic State’s Caucasus branch emir Rustan Aselderov (Abu Muhammad) as well as four other IS militants. No Russian operatives were killed or wounded in the battle that took place near the Russian city of Makhachkala, the capital of the Republic of Dagestan.
The Federal Security Service (FSB) surrounded Aselderov’s hideout and attempted to negotiate the terrorists’ surrender. The militants opened fire, and were killed in the ensuing battle. A massive cache of weapons and explosives were recovered from the objective.
Aselderov was picked by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi to lead the Russian branch of the terror group. The now slain leader was responsible for multiple terror attacks that killed dozens of Russians.