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Chechen militants in Syria for jihad against al-Assad

Reuters, MOSCOW and BEIRUT

The presence of foreign fighters in Syria, many of whom espouse a firebrand form of Islam, has troubled many Syrians who see the fight as a secular war to oust al-Assad.

“We call all brothers from all the countries, please, my brothers we do not need men. Stay in your own countries and do something good inside your own countries. If you want to help us just send us weapons or funding or even pray for us, but you do not have to come to Syria,” said Brigadier Selim Idris, head of a rebel military command.

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