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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

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Who Is Rocking The Boat In Karachayevo-Cherkessia And Why?

In some respects, the Karachayevo-Cherkessia Republic can claim to be the poster child for Russia's North Caucasus republics. But the stability it has enjoyed is now under threat. More

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
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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.
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