Ruslan Maratovich Asainov

Charged: July 19, 2019
Affiliation
ISIS
State
New York
District
Eastern District of New York
Sting
No
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Ruslan Maratovich Asainov
  • Age
    43
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    White
Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan who lived in Brooklyn, left the United States in December 2013 to join the Islamic State in Syria, where he became a sniper, according to the Justice Department. Asainov allegedly became a high-ranking ISIS official who was tasked with training other ISIS members to use weapons. Syrian Democratic Forces captured Asainov in Syria, and he was turned over to U.S. authorities.