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The Supreme Court decided in closed session yesterday to designate the Islamic State and the Al Nusrah Front as terrorist groups and ban them from Russia. The decision follows the defection of several Dagestani factions of the Caucasus Emirate to the Islamic State. Foreign Minister Lavrov warned that recent US sanctions against Russia will negatively affect bilateral cooperation on Iran's nuclear program, the war in Syria, and other international issues.
Sentences were handed down on Dec. 23 against 57 men accused of engaging in the October 2005 attacks on police and government facilities in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria. Five received life sentences, including former Guantanamo detainee Rasul Kudayev.
Residents of Yandi in Chechnya reported that masked men, presumably government forces, torched several homes on Dec. 8. After the deadly militant attack in Grozny on Dec. 6, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov had vowed to raze the homes of relatives of those responsible for the killings.
At least 16 people have been killed in a clash between suspected Islamist militants and counterterrorism police in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. Ten policemen are among the dead, and dozens of people have been wounded, in fighting that broke out at a publishing house and a school. A video surfaced claiming that the attack was ordered by Chechen Islamist leader Aslan Byutukayev a.k.a. Emir Khamzat.