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Security forces killed three militants in Kabardino-Balkaria suspected of plotting to attack churches on the Russian Orthodox Christmas holiday. Authorities said the suspects were killed after opening fire on security forces; the suspects' vehicle, which caught fire, was said to contain weapons and explosives.
Russia launched its largest naval exercise in decades, with ships from its Northern, Baltic, Black Sea, and Pacific fleets heading to the Black and Mediterranean seas. The exercise, set for the end of January, will include antiterrorism and antipiracy drills. Last month military sources said Russian ships were deploying to Syria for possible evacuation of Russian citizens.
Ibragim Dudarov, a deputy mufti in North Ossetia, was shot and killed by unknown gunmen near Vladikavkaz. His mufti said Islamist militants were not active in North Ossetia. The attack is the seventh this year against Islamic leaders in Russia. Police shot and killed Alim Lampezhev, a wanted militant leader in Kabardino-Balkaria, along with two associates.
Russian naval sources said two assault ships, a tanker, and an escort ship were heading for the Syrian coast to prepare for a possible evacuation of Russian citizens from Syria. Yesterday two Russians and an Italian were kidnapped in Syria.
Russia admitted for the first time that the forces of its ally Assad may lose to the Syrian rebels, and is making plans for the evacuation of thousands of Russians from Syria. Russia is concerned about the seizure of Syrian chemical weapons arsenals by "extremists."