Skip to comments.Militant Leader Killed in Russia’s North Caucasus
Posted on 01/27/2012 6:05:55 AM PST by cunning_fish
Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee said on Friday a prominent rebel leader responsible for a series of high-profile acts of "sabotage and terrorism" had been killed in a raid by security forces in the volatile North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia earlier in the day.
Dzhamaleim Mutaliyev, 35, known as Adam, was a leader of Caucasus Emirate, a loose umbrella organization of militant groups operating in the North Caucasus, and a close associate of notorious North Caucasus warlord Shamil Basayev who was killed in July 2006, the committee said in a statement.
Mutaliyev is believed to be a mastermind of a several deadly terrorist attacks, including the September 2010 market bombing in the North Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz, in which 19 people were killed and some 240 injured, and a suicide attack on a highway in the republic of Chechnya, which left four police officers dead, the statement said.
He was one of the three militants killed in the raid in Ingushetias village of Ekazhevo, it said.
Mutaliyev joined North Caucasus insurgency against the federal government during the second Chechen War in 1999-2000, and has held the title of Caucasus Emirates military emir since the arrest of his predecessor Ali Taziyev in 2010, the committee said.
The two other militants killed in the raid were Bekhan Ganiyev, 23, who was also involved in terrorist activity, including attacks on police, and Magomed Katsiyev, a militant accomplice, whose age was not mentioned in the statement.
Security forces found an improvised explosive device equivalent to some 15 kg of TNT, an arms cache, and a suicide vest at the house where the militants were hiding, the statement said.
Despite the official end of the decade-long counter-terrorism campaign in the North Caucasus in 2009, militant attacks on the police, FSB and other officials are frequent there.
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Hey! “Dzhamaleim” is my middle name.
This is a bogus story, planted by the Russians, not sure why.
“Dzhamaleim Mutaliyev, 35, known as Adam” does not exist. I have been following the Caucus wars for years, never heard of him.
The Emir of the Caucuses is Dokka Umarov:
Google “Dzhamaleim Mutaliyev” , no results older than today.
Sorry, we’ve been hustled. Could be the Russians are trying to gin up some attention.
“This is a bogus story”
Please! I had nothing to do with this story! Still, interesting what you’ve found!
I checked the The National Anti-Terrorist Committee’s report.
What they actually said that Mutaliyev was put in “charge of preparing several terrorist attacks” by the Emir of the Caucuses, Dokka Umarov.
At best he was a field operative. He is not even on the KGB list.
They’ve used bits and pieces of truth in the story. Ali Taziyev, known as Magas, was arrested last year, but he was never a military “emir”, but one of 6 sub-commanders to Dokka.
Ganiyev was on the KGB list. “Adam” may have been killed, but his status was greatly elevated by the Russians.
It’s hard to know the b.s. from the buckwheat. Usually there will be some sort of citation somewhere on google if someone exists. That citation can be searched for post time and frequency of repeats.
Sorry, I meant no connection to your user name. My bad.
No apologies required! I was just goofin’! Do that whenever I see the word “Bogus.”
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