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Caucasus Emirate attacks police, press in Chechen capital of Grozny

Dozens of fighters fanned out across the Chechen capital and attacked police and other government targets. The Press House was set ablaze.


Russian-speaking jihadists execute Syrians in Aleppo

Russian-jihadists-execute-Syrians-032014.pngJihadists from either the Al Nusrah Front or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham carried out the execution. A mentally ill man is said to have been among those to be killed.


Suicide bomber strikes again in southern Russia

A trolley was demolished in a blast that is thought to have been carried out by a male suicide bomber. The attack is the second suicide bombing in Volgograd in two days.


Danish jihadist killed while fighting for Muhajireen Brigade in Syria

Before waging jihad in Syria, Kenneth Sørensen spent time in Yemen at Zindani's Imam University as well as in Lebanon, Egypt, and Libya.


Dagestani jihadist group issues statement on Boston bombings

One of the Boston Marathon bombers made a trip to Dagestan and Chechnya last year. US officials are investigating whether or not he made contact with jihadist groups operating in the region. The investigation is ongoing.


Chechen commander forms 'Army of Emigrants,' integrates Syrian groups

Muhajireen-Army.jpgOmar al Chechen has formed Jaish al-Muhajireen wa Ansar, or Army of the Emigrants and Helpers, and merged his Muhajireen Brigade with several Syrian jihadist groups.


Chechen commander leads Muhajireen Brigade in Syria

Abu-Omar-al-Chechen.jpgOmar al Chechen is a key leader in the Muhajireen Brigade, a jihadist group that fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant against the regime of President Bashir al Assad.


'Black Widow' assassinates moderate Muslim cleric in Russia's Caucasus

The attack is the third in six weeks against prominent Muslim clerics who were working to promote moderate versions of Islam in Russia. Two others were targeted in Tatarstan in July; one was killed.


ISAF beats back assault on eastern Afghan base

Afghan officials claimed that 60 to 70 Haqqani Network and foreign fighters were killed during fighting at Combat Outpost Margah in Paktika province.


Fighters from 'Caucasus Mujahideen in Khorasan' issue message to 'brothers' in southern Russia

A group of jihadists based in the Afghan-Pakistan region issued a videotape to their "brothers" in the Islamic Caucasus Emirate and their emir, Doku Umarov.


Internal divisions resolved, claims Caucasus Emirate

Recalcitrant Chechen commanders have retaken their oath of allegiance to Umarov.


US adds Islamic Caucasus Emirate to list of terror groups

Doku-Riyah-video-Kavkaz.jpgThe US indicated that additional actions would be taken against the Islamic Caucasus Emirate.


Islamic Caucasus Emirates confirms death of 'Russian bin Laden'

Abdullah Kurd was a leader in the International Islamic Battalion, al Qaeda's foreign legion in the Caucasus.


Russian forces kill al Qaeda's envoy to the Islamic Causasus Emirate

Mohannad.jpgMuhannad commanded the International Islamic Battalion, the unit comprised of Arab and other foreign fighters. He also was the deputy military leader in Chechnya.


Deputy emir of Caucasus Emirate killed in Russian raid

emir-supyan.jpgKavkaz Center announced the death of Emir Supyan, the deputy to Doku Umarov. Umarov's physician is also said to have been killed in the March 28 raid.


Caucasus Emirate leader may have escaped Russian raid

Doku-Riyah-video-Kavkaz.jpgDoku Umarov and his top two commanders, Emir Khamzat and Emir Supyan, are rumored to have been killed during a raid in Ingushetia. Russian officials do not believe Umarov was killed.


Doku Umarov vows to kill more civilians in 'war' with Russia

Doku-war-03052011.JPGThe leader of the Caucasus Emirate called for all Muslims to back the terror group and justified the deadly suicide attack at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow by saying the group is at "war" with Russia.


Caucasus Emirate leader claims Moscow airport suicide attack

Doku-Umarov-claims-Moscow-suicide-attack.jpgDoku Umarov, the emir of the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Caucasus Emirate, claimed the Jan. 24 suicide attack at Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow that killed 35 people and wounded scores more.


Caucasus Emirate leader threatens Russia with 'a year of blood and tears'

Doku-Riyah-video-Kavkaz.jpgDoku Umarov is seen in a video with Khamzat, the commander of his suicide brigade, and a young man who is preparing for a "special operation" inside Russia.


Al Qaeda-linked Taliban commander killed in Afghan north

Al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan continue to maintain a strong presence in the northern Afghan provinces of Takhar, Kunduz, and Baghlan.
 
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