Place of Birth: Russia;
Vladimir Taranetc (Ali Ali) is an Islamic State terror suspect wanted by the Russian government who was arrested at an airport in Colombia while waiting to connect to a flight to Guatemala.
Vladimir Taranetc arrived at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota on a flight from Istanbul Airport and was scheduled to continue on to La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City.
Colombian customs officials noticed that Taranetc had been flagged in their system due to an Interpol Red Notice that had been requested by authorities in the west-central Russian city of Naberezhnye Chelny in 2013.
Taranetc at the beggining was a member of Jaish Muhajireen wal-Ansar, a terror group that was formed in Iraq in 2011 and that was also involved in terror plots which were coordinated in Syria.
But the terror group was later disbanded and Taranetc subsequently joined the Islamic State terrorist group.
Colombian authorities learned that Taranetc left Russia for Turkey in September 2013 before arriving in Syria, where he joined the terrorist organization and ‘shared extremist ideas.’
Taranetc acted as a foreign fighter and it was estimated that he had a strong arsenal of firearms and ammunition.
Russian authorities affirmed that, Taranetc has not stopped participating and collaborating by his own free will with the Islamic State.
The National Police said that Taranetc would be extradited to Russia to face terror charges. He could face up to 20 years in prison if he is found guilty.