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Why did ISIS attack a Music theater in Moscow

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Why did ISIS attack a Music theater in Moscow

MOSCOW, March 23: Gunmen dressed in camouflage opened fire with automatic weapons on concertgoers in the Russian capital, Moscow, on Friday, killing more than 100 people.

The United States said it warned Russia of a potential terrorist attack that could target large gatherings in the capital but Russia President Vladamir Putin rejected those warnings.

The terrorist group has not yet made it clear why it attacked the Russian capital, but experts believe Russia’s intervention in Syria has something to do with it.

Top US think tanks think the terrorist group targeted the Russian capital over Putin’s support of oppressive policies towards Muslims, specifically in Syria.

Colin Clarke of Soufan Center, a New York-based research group, argues that “ISIS-K (Khorasan) has been fixated on Russia for the past two years, frequently criticizing Putin in its propaganda.”

Michael Kugelman from the Washington-based Wilson Center suggests that ISIS-K looks at Russia for being complicit in oppression against Muslims in the Middle East and Africa.

Kugelman claims that the group has recruited militants from Central Asian countries, doubling their grievances against Putin.

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