MOSCOW, December 4 (RAPSI) – An arrest warrant has been issued in absentia for three members of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization banned in Russia, who had been allegedly involved in the death of Russian pilot Roman Filipov in Syria in 2018, according to a statement of the Moscow Basmanny District Court’s press service.

Ibrahim Ramadan al-Ahmad, Mohammed Gazi al-Aleivia and Abdel Basyt Ibrahim al-Hamud are to be detained for 2 months after their arrest in Russia or extradition to the Russian Federation. Hearing on the arrest of one more defendant Abdel Sattar Abdul Gafur as-Syyah has been postponed until December 7.

In November, the defendants were placed on the international wanted list.

Depending on their role in the crime they are charged with participation in a terrorist organization, attempted murder and stealing fire arms.

According to the investigation, on February 3, 2018, terrorists fired a plane piloted by Filipov from an air defense system in the Syrian air space. The officer ejected himself from the aircraft and entered a battle with the terrorists after landing. Being among the terrorists he blown himself up with a grenade. After the pilot’s death, the terrorists stole his pistol, hardhat and oxygen mask.