Skip to comments.Report: Doku Umarov, 'Russia's Bin Laden,' Dead
Posted on 03/18/2014 9:11:38 AM PDT by jimbo123
The leader of the Caucasus insurgency Doku Umarov, also called "Russia's bin Laden," has been killed, according to a militant website closely linked to the insurgency.
The death of Umarov, who has lead a violent campaign against the Russians throughout the Northern Caucasus for years and who most recently threatened the Sochi Olympics, was announced by the "Command of the Caucasus Emirate," according to the website Kavkaz Center. No other details were provided, except that he was martyred.
Umarov, the most wanted terrorist in Russia sometimes known as "Russia's bin Laden," has been reported dead several times before, but Kavkaz Center in the past has been used as a mouthpiece for the Islamist leader, lending some credence to the claim.
The Chechen militant is also wanted by the U.S. and a $5 million reward was offered by the U.S. State Department for information leading to his location starting in 2011.
Umarov has claimed responsibility for deadly terror attacks in Russia in the past, including the January 2011 suicide attack on Moscow's Domodedovo airport, which killed 36, and a bombing of Moscow's metro network the year before, which killed 40 others.
U.S. intelligence officials declined to offer, or could not be reached for immediate comment.
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One down....a few million to go.
Will Obama try to take credit for this one, too?
Wow, Russia’s having a good month I see...
Recidivism rate: zero.
Today Putin settles all family business.
I guarantee the Russkies won’t give him a proper Muslim burial.
IRONIC? doku in Japanese means poison
“Springtime for Putin and Russia.....”
Probably killed by FSB forces.
was thinking the same thing...