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U.S. Names Two Russian 'Terrorists' Linked To IS

The U.S. State Department has named two Russians allied to the Islamic State (IS) group as "specially designated global terrorists," including a Chechen militant tied to deadly attacks in Moscow. More

Bus Crash In Daghestan Kills Nine

At least nine people have died and dozens of others were injured when a bus crashed in Russia's Daghestan region. More

Terrorism Suspect Killed By Russian Police In Daghestan

A counterterrorism operation in the Daghestan region of Russia's North Caucasus ended with the killing of an alleged militant by police, Russian law enforcement officials said on July 11. More

Nine Dead In Daghestan Clashes

Eight members of an armed group and one law enforcement officer have been killed in clashes in the volatile North Caucasus region of Daghestan, Russian officials say. More

Militants Killed In Daghestan Clashes

Russia says seven members of an armed group and one law enforcement officer have been killed in clashes in the volatile North Caucasus region of Daghestan. More

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Chechen Leader Demands Turkey Hand Over 'Terrorists'

Seeking to take advantage of a thaw in Russian-Turkish relations, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has demanded that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hand over to the Russian authorities 12 Chechens he identifies as "terrorists." More

Ramzan Kadyrov's Trojan Horse

It is no secret that Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has long considered Daghestan's Khasavyurt district that borders on Chechnya part of his bailiwick. Two recent interlinked moves are clearly intended to strengthen his influence not only in Khasavyurt, but elsewhere in Daghestan. More
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Desperate Chechen Refugees Crowd Belarus Border Town With Dream Of Reaching EU

In the midst of a frightening crackdown in Russia’s Chechnya, hundreds of Chechens have cut their ties with the republic and headed to the Belarus border town of Brest -- in the slim hopes of getting refugee status in Poland.
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