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Ali Abu Muhammad al Dagestani, the new emir of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate

Islamic Caucasus Emirate confirms death of emir Doku Umarov

Umarov was rumored to have been killed late last year, but his death has not been confirmed by the Islamic Caucasus Emirate until now.

Who was behind deadly Kiev snipers? Russia, Ukraine point fingers

Suspected Russian spyware Turla targets Europe, United States

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.

The Investigative Committee issued an arrest warrant for Oleksandr Muzychko a.k.a. Sashko Bilyi, a Ukrainian nationalist accused of torturing and murdering at least 20 Russian soldiers while he fought alongside Chechen militants in 1994-95. The Chechen fighters were led by al Qaeda-linked commanders Shamil Basayev and Ibn al-Khattab. The Committee also issued arrest warrants for members of a group called the "Holy Brotherhood of the Black Cross," which has threatened governors of Russian regions, including Belgorod, Kursk, Bryansk, and Voronezh, over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine.

Egypt's Arms Deal with Russia: Potential Strategic Costs

Why Crimea is so dangerous

Why Did The North Caucasus Insurgency Fail To Attack Sochi Winter Olympics?

The Foreign Ministry expressed concern over reports that Saudi Arabia was planning to provide antiaircraft and antitank weapons to Syrian rebels as they are likely to be used far from Syria. The ministry also said it was worried about the use of Jordan's territory for the transit of such weapons and for training camps for rebel fighters.

Turkmenistan: The Achilles Heel Of Central Asian Security

Russia, NATO plan joint operation on Syria's chemical weapons

Sochi drone shooting Olympic TV, not terrorists s

Tengiz Guketlov, a Caucasus Emirate leader in Kabardino-Balkaria, issued a statement yesterday claiming that six killings in Stavropol in January were in retaliation for the killing of 35 allegedly innocent local Muslims by security forces. He denied that the six deaths were connected to the Islamist terror group's threat to disrupt the Olympics in Sochi. The Ingush media branch of the Caucasus Emirate issued a statement on Feb. 5 taunting visitors to the Olympics with threatened attacks.

Ukraine places anti-terrorist forces on alert

Ukraine investigates Sochi 'hijack attempt' for terror links

An Olympics in the Shadow of a War Zone

Police claimed to have a killed a possible mastermind of the Volgograd bombings, identified as "Mirzayev," head of the "Kadarskaya gang." He is said to have been killed during a shootout with security forces in Izerbash in Dagestan.

Russian authorities identified Asker Samedov and Suleyman Magomedov, who were members of a militant Islamist group in Dagestan, as the two suicide bombers who detonated in separate attacks in Volgograd last month. Two accomplices, brothers Magomednabi and Tagir Batirov, were arrested yesterday in Dagestan.

US intel sees uptick in Olympic threat reports