Security forces surrounded an apartment building in Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria. A firefight ensued, resulting in the deaths of four insurgents; among them may be the rebel leader Anzor Astemirov. Security forces are continuing joint operations against insurgents in Ingusetia and Chechnya for the 11th day. Chechen President Kadyrov claims 21 terrorists have been killed so far.

Are you a dedicated reader of FDD's Long War Journal? Has our research benefitted you or your team over the years? Support our independent reporting and analysis today by considering a one-time or monthly donation. Thanks for reading! You can make a tax-deductible donation here.


Islamic state



Al shabaab

Boko Haram