Moscow warns of IS plans to abduct Russians in Turkey

Russia’s federal tourism agency on Wednesday issued a warning that Islamic State jihadists were planning to abduct Russian citizens in Turkey.

“According to the competent agencies, leaders of the IS terrorist group plan to take hostages from among Russian citizens in Turkey,” it said in a statement, further warning that the hostages could be taken to IS-controlled territory and used “to hold public executions” and as “human shields” in Syria.

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