Syria's Al-Nusra calls on extremists in Caucasus to attack Russia

Russian warships sailing in the Caspian Sea. 26 rockets were fired by Russian warships which struck targets associated with ISIS and Al-Nusra.
Russian warships sailing in the Caspian Sea. 26 rockets were fired by Russian warships which struck targets associated with ISIS and Al-Nusra.PHOTO: REUTERS/MINISTRY OF DEFENCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

BEIRUT (AFP) - The head of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate has called on extremists in the Caucasus to attack Russian civilians and soldiers in retaliation for Moscow's air strikes in Syria.

"If the Russian army kills the people of Syria, then kill their people. And if they kill our soldiers, then kill their soldiers. An eye for an eye," Abu Mohamed al-Jolani, the head of Al-Nusra Front, said in an audio recording released late Monday (Oct 12).