Censor.NET reports about a group of the insurgents looking not like local ones being caught in the lens of the local resident's camera. They were armed with the Russian exclusive weapon AS "Val".
The article from Wikipedia reads: "The AS "Val" (Avtomat Special'nyj Val, or Special Automatic Rifle, code name: "Shaft") is a Soviet-designed assault rifle featuring an integrated supressor. It was developed during the late 1980s by Central Institute for Precision Machine Building and is used by Russian Spetsnaz special forces as well as the Internal Ministry and FSB detachments, and select units of the Russian Army. It was added to the arsenal of the Soviet Army and the KGBSince 1987.
Its effective range is approximately 300 m, as it uses heavy subsonic 9x39mm SP-6 (high-performance armor piercing) ammunition, as well as the SP-5 ball round used by theVSS Vintorez. It can also use the same 10 or 20-round magazines as the VSS. Controls are similar to all AK-type rifles with charging handle on the right side, tangent rear sight, magazine release button behind the magazine well, and safety lever above the trigger guard. The fire selector is however located within the trigger guard, behind the trigger. The "Val" has two modes of fire, single shot and automatic fire at a cyclic rate of 900 RPM. According to its users, the "Val" is reliable, accurate, and well liked.
It has an AK-type side mount for various optical sights and night sights calibrated for use with the 9x39mm round. The standard open sights are graduated up to 400 m in 25 m increments.
The "Val" shares 70% of its components with its sister-gun, the VSS Vintorez. Differences are furniture made of high impact polymer and a skeletonized steel stock which folds to the left for storage and transportation (gun can operate with stock folded)."