Doku Umarov may have been killed. The Interfax news agency claimed an unidentified contact in a Russian law enforcement agency confirmed his death. Interfax stated that tests are being conducted on the remains to confirm the identification. This may be a false report; in the past, Russia has claimed deaths of top-level rebels only to be proven false.
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.