Ruslan Maratovich Asainov
Place of Birth: Kazakhstan;
Nationality: Naturalized U.S. citizen (born in Kazakhstan);
Ruslan Maratovich Asainov is a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Kazakhstan, charged with providing and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
He traveled to Syria and became a sniper and weapons instructor for the Islamic State terrorist group.
Asainov first traveled to Turkey in late 2013. From there, he entered into Syria and allegedly enlisted to join the Islamic State as a fighter.
He said that since joining the Islamic State his faith in Islam had been renewed and would send photos of himself holding a large-caliber assault rifle, fitted with a scope.
Asainov at one point allegedly tried to recruit informant, telling him that the Islamic State would give him a job, housing, food and a $50 stipend per month.
In a message to an associate, Asainov allegedly bragged that the Islamic State was the worst terrorist organization in the world that ever existed and expressed his hopes to die in battle.
Asainov was first detained overseas by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) before being transferred to to the United States and into FBI custody.
- Islamic State ISIS is an Islamic extremist terrorist organization controlling territory in Iraq...[+]
- US authorities repatriate dozens of Islamic State foreign fighters The US Justice Department said Thursday that it brought home 27...[+]
- Man from Brooklyn who became Islamic State sniper refuses to acknowledge the U.S legal system A U.S. citizen accused of becoming a sniper for the Islamic...[+]
- Alleged American Islamic State sniper indicted on terrorism charges An American citizen who allegedly became a sniper and weapons trainer...[+]
We fight against terrorists and their supporters. LLL releases entities who are connected in any way to a particular terrorist group or agenda. Support us in this fight for better and free world. Live And Let Live | Global Fight Against Terrorism Funding - Less Money, Less Terror.