The nine-minute clip titled “Message to the People of Kyrgyzstan,” appeared on YouTube Saturday and was deleted hours later. It was picked up by a Kyrgyz news site known for covering the activities of ISIS.
The clip features an unnamed man speaking in Kyrgyz calling on citizens to “move from the country of infidels to the land of the Islamic State (ISIS).”
The speaker calls Kyrgyzstan, which is majority-Muslim, a country of “dishonor,” living “according to laws made up by people, such as democracy.”
It was released days after Kyrgyz security services claimed they neutralized a cell of ISIS fighters in a deadly raid.
On July 17 the GNKB security force’s chief Rakhat Sulaimanov confirmed the deaths of six militants and the detention of a further seven in a special forces raid in the capital Bishkek.
Sulaimanov said the suspects “were all Islamic State (ISIS) members.”
His service claimed the militants were targeting a Russian airbase in the country as well as civilian targets.
Kyrgyzstan’s government designated ISIS as a terror group in March this year. It says more than 200 citizens are fighting with the group in Syria and Iraq.