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Suspected Islamist militants killed four Russian soldiers and wounded seven more in a roadside bombing in Chechnya. A Russian jihadist website released videos featuring "Abdullah," a Chechen boxer, and Abu 'Issa al-Andalusi, a Portuguese soccer player, who died fighting in Islamist ranks in Syria. The video claimed that at the time he was killed, Abdullah was fighting alongside "our brother Abu Usama Ubeida al-Ansari."
The Investigative Committee issued an arrest warrant for Oleksandr Muzychko a.k.a. Sashko Bilyi, a Ukrainian nationalist accused of torturing and murdering at least 20 Russian soldiers while he fought alongside Chechen militants in 1994-95. The Chechen fighters were led by al Qaeda-linked commanders Shamil Basayev and Ibn al-Khattab. The Committee also issued arrest warrants for members of a group called the "Holy Brotherhood of the Black Cross," which has threatened governors of Russian regions, including Belgorod, Kursk, Bryansk, and Voronezh, over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine.
The Foreign Ministry expressed concern over reports that Saudi Arabia was planning to provide antiaircraft and antitank weapons to Syrian rebels as they are likely to be used far from Syria. The ministry also said it was worried about the use of Jordan's territory for the transit of such weapons and for training camps for rebel fighters.