ISIS Detonates Car Bomb at Russian HQ in Dagestan

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) militants drove and detonated a  Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (SVBIED) in a Russian military base in Southern Dagestan, according to Michael Horowitz, a geopolitical and security analyst, Head of Business development for Levantine Group.

The car bomb was driven in a Brigade HQ building. Many dead and missing are being accounted for as we speak.

Investigators stand next to a damaged car at a site of an explosion in Kizlyar, a town in southern Russian region of Dagestan. File photo: AP.
Investigators stand next to a damaged car at a site of an explosion in Kizlyar, a town in southern Russian region of Dagestan in 2010. File photo: AP.

ISIS quickly claimed responsibility. Conducting SVBIED attacks is one of ISIS’ preferred method of operations, making the claim even more credible.

The suicide attack happened on the same day as many reports have been made available claiming that Russian troops are deploying soldiers in Damascus to help Assad-backed forces fight against the anti-Assad militants. ISIS is currently gaining ground in Syria hence why Russia is deploying troops in Damascus.

Russian fighter aircraft are being deployed to conduct air superiority and close air support missions, helping the Syrian Army—which is already in a terrible shape—counter ISIS progression.

More details to come, we’ll keep you updated.

 

 

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Jonathan Wade, CD

Jonathan Wade is the director of the ‘The Sentinel Analytical Group’ and a decorated veteran of the Canadian Forces. Specialized in tactical, strategic, intelligence and geopolitics analysis, Jonathan has a fondness for technical details. His military experience brought him valuable insight on the realities of conflicts and war. A combat veteran of Afghanistan, Jonathan brings in in-theatre experience. Jonathan writes about Russia, Canada and Arctic.