As this video shows, ISIS suicide bombers are openly operating in remote corners of Russia just as freely as they have caused mayhem in the more flashy capitals of Europe. However, the payback in Russia has been very different.
Recently, ISIS "goat herders" claimed they had lost an animal in an attempt to get close to a Russian military checkpoint in Chechnya. One of the ISIS operatives blew himself up; the other was shot and killed while trying to throw a grenade. The explosion seriously injured six Russian police officers.
The Russian government's response? Officials sent bulldozers to the homes of the terrorists' families and leveled them.
In a reminder of the very real daily threat ISIS poses, through both terrorism and conventional battle, to U.S. citizens and interests, ISIS forces recently killed a U.S. Navy SEAL fighting in Iraq. Using 100 troops and multiple vehicles, bulldozers and suicide car bombs as part of a coordinated attack, ISIS broke through fortified lines established by Iraqi Kurds known as Peshmerga. The Pentagon has not yet revealed the identity of the slain U.S. soldier, who was serving as an adviser to Peshmerga units north of Mosul.