(FreedomBeacon.com)- Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has stated that the United States armed forces are recruiting “jihadist militants” to carry out terrorist acts in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) nations. The SVR, like the CIA and MI6, collects information on international rather than internal matters.
The SVR has relayed a statement from the Russian government’s state-run TASS news agency, which claims that the United States is actively conscripting members of jihadist groups with ties to the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda to conduct terrorist attacks Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
According to the SVR, sixty terrorists with prior expertise in military operations in the Middle East were picked in January and are now receiving training at the US al-Tanf facility in Syria.
The 60 combatants will learn sabotage strategies and tactics and the construction and usage of improvised explosive devices as part of their training.
According to TASS, the SVR said that assaults against secure facilities, such as diplomatic missions of other countries, are given special consideration in the planning stages.
According to the SVR, US officials have discussed sending the jihadists to Russia and the CIS in small groups.
The message goes on to say that they will be responsible for plotting and carrying out terrorist acts against diplomats, public officials, law enforcement authorities, and military people.
According to TASS, the agency said the United States government was collaborating with members of banned international terrorist organizations such as Hizb ut-Tahrir, Jamaat Ansarullah, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.
According to the SVR, the United States capital’s recent acts have placed it in the same league as the world’s most infamous terrorist organizations.
The explosion in October that caused massive breaches in the Nord Stream gas pipelines between Russia and Europe was labeled an act of international terrorism by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Even though the West has denied participation, Russian officials remain convinced that the West was behind the assaults.