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Latest North Caucasus News

Damage Assessed After Daghestan Operation

Complaints by displaced residents have prompted Russian authorities to assess damage inflicted by military and security forces during an operation targeting suspected militants in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan. More

Two 'Militants' Killed In Daghestan

Officials in Russia's volatile North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan say local police have killed two suspected militants. More

Chechnya Head Says Horses Cleared To Win Prizes In Germany

The Kremlin-backed head of Russia's Chechnya region says authorties in Germany have allowed two racehorses he keeps there to receive prize money despite Western sanctions against him. More

Russia Says Four Militants Killed In Chechnya

Russian authorities say four alleged militants have been killed and two police officers wounded in a gunbattle in the North Caucasus province of Chechnya. More

Tarkhan Batirashvili (aka Umar al-Shishani) held "top military positions" within Islamic State and led "a number of attacks" over the past several years, the U.S. Treasury Department's statement says.

Kadyrov: Chechen IS Leader Killed

The head of Russia's Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, says one of the leaders of the Islamic State, Tarkhan Batirashvili, was killed. More

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Kabardino-Balkaria Man Gets Four Years For Fighting In Syria

The 22-year-old man had pleaded guilty to being in Syria, but said he had gone there to protect Circassian women and children. Syria has had an ethnic Circassian community since the early 1860s, when the Russian-Circassian war of 1864 forced them to migrate from their homeland. More

Kabardino-Balkaria Court To Try Man Accused Of Fighting In Syria

A court in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria is set to open proceedings on November 24 against a 22-year-old man accused of fighting with militant groups in Syria. More
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Features & Commentary

Chechen Exile's Claims Evoke Bloody Trail Traced To Russia

A former Chechen separatist official claims he was abducted and tortured by Russian security agents in France, the latest in series of incidents in recent years of Chechen exiles allegedly being targeted abroad.

In Beslan, Struggle For A 'New Life' Decade After Tragedy

Nadezhda Guriyeva watched two of her children die in the 2004 Beslan school terrorist attack. Ten years later, as with many touched by the tragedy, a new life remains elusive for Guriyeva.
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