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.
— Michael Horowitz (@michaelh992) 2 Septembre 2015
The car bomb was driven in a Brigade HQ building. Many dead and missing are being accounted for as we speak.
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.