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Latest North Caucasus News

'IS-Linked Fighters' Killed In North Caucasus

Russian officials say 11 fighters linked to the extremist Islamic State (IS) group have been killed in a special operation in the volatile North Caucasus region. More

Chechen Jailed In Austria For Fighting With IS Militants

An Austrian court has sentenced a man from Russia's Chechnya region for fighting alongside Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria. More

Russia Says Prominent 'Islamist' Killed In North Caucasus

Russian officials say a ringleader of Islamist militants in the North Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkaria has been killed in a special operation. More

Chechen Officer Charged In Nemtsov Murder

A lawyer for the family of Boris Nemtsov says investigators have charged a member of Chechnya’s security forces in connection with the murder of the slain Russian opposition leader. More

Russia Says Hundreds Of Militants Neutralized In North Caucasus

The Russian Interior Ministry says hundreds of militants have been apprehended or killed in the volatile North Caucasus region in 2015. More

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Suspects In Sufi Arson Attack Publicly Vilified

Four young men from the Chechen village of Kurchaloi suspected of an arson attack on the mausoleum of a Sufi saint are being subjected to organized vilification by local residents at the behest of Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov -- and with his active encouragement. More

Colleagues Express Support For Threatened Ingush Legal Adviser

The future of rights activist Magomed Mutsolgov's NGO Mashr is now under threat following a search by some 30 armed, masked security personnel of its offices and of the homes of Mutsolgov and his younger brother Ruslan, during which all computers and written records were confiscated. More
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Features & Commentary

Putin’s Syria Strikes Irk Russian Muslims

Russia’s Muslim community is divided over the Kremlin’s bombing campaign in Syria. Though disapproval finds little public expression, the air strikes are widening fissures in Russia’s fragile Islamic community.

Afghanistan's Dostum Turns To Old Ally Russia For Help

Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum is turning to Russia, an old ally, to get support for Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces.

'The Worst Is Not Knowing': In Chechnya, An Endless, Agonizing Wait For The Missing

Hundreds of families in Chechnya have yet to bury relatives who disappeared in the two wars that devastated the region in Russia’s North Caucasus more than a decade ago. Ahead of the International Day of the Disappeared, marked on August 30, RFE/RL spoke to one couple still waiting for their son to be returned to them -- dead or alive.
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