Russia - Caucasus

Lingering insurgency in Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan See summary

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jamestown.org Signs of Inter-Ethnic Conflict Reappear in Disputed Border Area of North Ossetia 04/17
realclearworld.com Europe's Hawk-Dove Divide over Russia 04/17
realclearworld.com Putting Chechen Lessons to Good Use in Ukraine 04/16
greaterkashmir.com DGP says no militants from third country operate in JK 04/15
rferl.org Russia Says Four Militants Killed In Daghestan 04/15
reuters.com Russia says four militants killed in Dagestan siege 04/15
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Power agents found no militants in Urus-Martan District of Chechnya 04/14
southosetia.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events of April 7-13 04/14
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Defendant in Politkovskaya's murder case declares innocence 04/14
voanews.com Sports Illustrated 'Boston Strong' Shoot Draws Thousands at Marathon Finish Line 04/12
southosetia.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Law enforcers search for militants in Urus-Martan District of Chechnya 04/12
northosetia.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Lawyers for the defendants in case of terror act in Vladikavkaz marketplace disagree with the verdict 04/10
voanews.com New York Times: Russia Declined to Give FBI Information on Boston Bombing Suspect 04/10
rferl.org Russia Reportedly Omitted Details On Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect 04/10
jamestown.org Rebels Continue to Operate in Chechnya Despite Doku Umarov’s Death 04/10
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Rostov-on-Don court passes conviction on terror act in Vladikavkaz 04/09
rferl.org Five Sentenced Over Deadly Vladikavkaz Terrorist Attack 04/09
rferl.org Obituary: Who Was Doku Umarov? 04/08
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Prosecutor demands from 16 years to life imprisonment for five persons accused of organizing terror act in Vladikavkaz 04/08
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru After IFV explosion in Chechnya, power agents shelled Yandi vicinities, locals report 04/07
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Three Ingush residents are suspected of fighting for Syrian militants 04/05
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Chechnya, several soldiers seriously wounded in explosion 04/04
foxnews.com 4 servicemen killed by bomb in Russia's Chechnya, 7 injured 04/03
reuters.com Four Russian servicemen killed in North Caucasus bomb attack 04/03
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chechen Military Commissariat awaits instructions from Russian General Staff to draft locals into army 04/03
myaccount.nytimes.com World Briefing: Russia: 4 Soldiers Killed in Chechnya 04/03
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Chechnya, explosion kills four soldiers 04/03
en.ria.ru Ukrainian Officials Justify Operation That Killed Ultranationalist Muzychko 04/02
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Baksan, law enforcers investigate local resident's death in explosion 04/02
turkishweekly.net Chechnya's President condemns attackers on Syrian town of Kesab 04/01
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Mothers of Ingushetia residents killed in Plievo demand to bring to justice persons responsible for their sons' deaths 04/01
rferl.org North Caucasus Fighters in Syria Pledge Allegiance to Umarov's Successor 03/31
northosetia.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Resident of Ingushetia is in intensive care after questioning and suicide attempt, says his brother 03/29
en.ria.ru Ukrainian Civil War Would Likely Spill Across Border – Expert 03/28
en.ria.ru Ukraine May Ban Radical Group after Parliament Siege 03/28
jamestown.org Armed Rebels Remain Moscow’s Biggest Problem in Ingushetia 03/27
en.ria.ru Ukraine Hands Over Suspected Chechen Gunman to Russia 03/27
en.ria.ru Most Wanted Ukrainian Ultranationalist Killed in Special Operation 03/25
reuters.com Russia says five militants, policeman killed in Caucasus fighting 03/25
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Muzychko, accused of banditry in Chechnya, killed at detention by Ukrainian MIA agents 03/25
jamestown.org Russian Authorities Step up Efforts to Disrupt North Caucasus Insurgency’s Financing 03/24
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Hideout with ammunition found in KBR 03/24
israelnationalnews.com Chechen Leader Dedicates Israel's Biggest Mosque, after Al Aqsa 03/23
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Two persons killed in special operation in Ingushetia 03/22
aljazeera.com Syria tops the world as source of refugees 03/21
csmonitor.com FBI agent cleared of wrongdoing in killing of Ibragim Todashev 03/21
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Resident of Volgograd Region killed in Simferopol 03/20
jamestown.org Rebels in Ingushetia Target Police Under New Jammat Leadership 03/20
vancouversun.com UN finds Syria, Russia, Afghanistan are top sources for asylum seekers; most head for Europe 03/20
panorama.am Chechen rebel leader reportedly dead 03/19
huffingtonpost.com Doku Umarov Dead? Islamist Website Says North Caucasus Rebel Leader Died 03/18
npr.org Chechen Leader Known As 'Russia's Bin Laden' Reported Dead 03/18
rferl.org Latest Report Of Umarov's Death Leaves Details Unclear 03/18
france24.com Chechen rebel leader Umarov killed, say his supporters 03/18
aljazeera.com Chechen rebel leader Umarov 'dead' 03/18
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Experts mention inter-clan fighting, militants' revenge and "Chechen trace" as versions of attempt on Khasavyurt Mayor 03/18
southosetia.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru North-Caucasian militants finally confirm Umarov's death and elect new leader 03/18
reuters.com North Caucasus rebel leader Umarov dead, replaced: website 03/18
nzherald.co.nz Chechen warlord who threatened Sochi reported dead 03/18
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Relatives of Chechen resident Askhab Murtazaliev report on his kidnapping 03/17
usatoday.com Chechen warlord who threatened Sochi reported dead 03/17
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Chechnya, servicemen start another phase of demining 03/15
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Large hideout with weapons found in Dagestan 03/14
jamestown.org Will Crimea Become Russia’s New Chechnya? 03/14
dw.de Experts fear increase of German female fighters in Syria 03/13
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru HRC "Memorial": situation in Crimea reminds events of Second Chechen War 03/11
en.ria.ru Ukrainian Nationalist Targeted Over Alleged Chechnya Atrocities 03/07
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Torchbearers from all NCFD subjects take part in Paralympic Torch Relay in Magas 03/04
southosetia.eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Week in the Caucasus: review of main events on February 24-March 2 03/03
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chechnya resumes investigation of kidnappings of locals in 1995 and 2002 03/03
scmp.com Russia facing 'second Chechnya' if its military invades Crimea, expert says 03/01
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Grozny hosts premiere of film "February" about 1944 deportation 03/01
jamestown.org Chechen Authorities’ Hidden War Against Militants 02/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru In Moscow, at memorial party of Natalia Estemirova, first show in Russia of film about kidnappings in Chechnya took place 02/28
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru HRC "Memorial": decisions of ECtHR on case "Djabrailov et al versus Russia" and similar ones prove the guilt of Russian authorities of committing war crimes 02/27
yahoo.com Assad’s Forces Kill Hundreds in Syria 02/27
turkishpress.com Syrian army kills 175 armed militants in ambush 02/26
aljazeera.com Syria says 175 fighters killed near Damascus 02/26
scmp.com Pro-Assad forces kill 175 rebel fighters in ambush south of Damascus 02/26
mercurynews.com State media says Syrian army killed 175 rebels 02/26
english.pravda.ru Saudis, Qataris and Chechens liquidated in Syria 02/26
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Kidnapped soldier found dead in Dagestan 02/25
english.pravda.ru Ukraine has been raped, beheaded, dismembered. What's next? 02/25
turkishweekly.net Chechens killed in Istanbul in the name of Russian intel, prosecutor claims 02/19
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eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Chief editor of "Novaya Gazeta" confirms that Politkovskaya was killed for her professional activities 02/14
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Sheikh-Akhmed Baisuev killed in Dagestan was known to power agents as "Amir of Gudermes" 02/14
sky.com Chechnya Offers Home To Giraffe Facing Death 02/13
news24.com Lawyers for Boston bomber ask for more time 02/12
rferl.org U.S. Trial Date Set For Boston Bombing Suspect 02/12
huffingtonpost.com The Brides of Allah: The Terror Threat of Black-Widow Suicide Bombers to the Winter Olympics 02/12
straitstimes.com US judge sets November trial for accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 02/12
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Islamist group prays for quake during Sochi Olympics 02/11
dailystar.com.lb Kuwait MP seeks law against fighting abroad 02/10
reuters.com Kuwait MP seeks Saudi-style law against fighting abroad 02/10
debka.com Russian anti-terror drive around Sochi leaves 10 dead. Female suicide suspects detained in W. Europe 02/08
eng.kavkaz-uzel.ru Grenade goes off and kills three people in Chechnya 02/07
dailytimes.com.pk Sochi stages glitzy opening for Winter Olympics 02/07
dawn.com Winter Games open with spectacular fireworks 02/07
straitstimes.com Winter Games begin, Putin keen to prove doubters wrong 02/06

Summary

Russian troops established control of Chechnya in large-scale fighting in 2000; from 2000 to 2009 an insurgency was active. The insurgency continues at a small scale.