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Up to 2,000 Militants Travel From Turkey to Syria in One Week

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Over the past week up to 2,000 militants have traveled to Syria from Turkey, according to the Russian Defense ministry's data.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Up to 2,000 militants traveled from Turkey to Syria over the past week, Chief of Russia's National Center for State Defense Control Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev said Wednesday.

"Just over the past week, up to 2,000 militants, over 120 tonnes of ammunition, and around 250 various vehicles were transported from Turkey to the Islamic State/Daesh and Nusra groups. According to our reliable intelligence information, such activities have been carried out for a long time and on a regular basis," Mizintsev told reporters.

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