On May 28, 2015, ISIS released a video featuring Col. Gulmurod Khalimov, the commander of Tajikistan's special forces, who defected to ISIS. In the video, Khalimov says that he underwent training in Baton Rouge by U.S. Special Forces and by Blackwater. Addressing the Americans, whom he called "pigs," Khalimov said: "Allah willing, with this weapon, I will come to your cities, your homes, and we will kill you."
Following are excerpts:
Gulmurod Khalimov: In 2003, after [training in Moscow], I went to Baton Rouge in Louisiana, to undergo training with the U.S. Special Forces. In 2008, I also underwent special training in Baton Rouge. From 2003 to 2008, I underwent special training in America, in a military base of Blackwater.
Listen, you Americans, you pigs, I went to America three times, and I have seen how you train fighters to kill Muslims. I have seen how you build and occupy cities of the Muslims. I have seen how you train fighters to destroy Islam and the Muslims. Allah willing, with this weapon, I will come to your cities, your homes, and we will kill you.
Gulmurod Khalimov dons battle gear, he is seen shooting a tomato sniper-style