Skip to comments.Report: Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov is dead
Posted on 03/19/2014 11:40:15 PM PDT by wetphoenix
(CNN) -- Chechen warlord Doku Umarov, one of Russia's most wanted men, has died, a Chechen jihadist website said Tuesday.
The Kavkaz Center website said Umarov would be replaced as leader of the Islamist group Caucasus Emirate by Ali Abu Mohammed.
Umarov's forces have claimed responsibility for several deadly bombings, including in Moscow. His death has been reported several times by the Kremlin-backed leader of the Chechnya region, but never before by Umarov's sympathizers.
The report of Umarov's death has not been independently confirmed.
The website did not say when or how Umarov had died. It called him "a martyr."
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"Today I settled all family business."
Count Dooku, Dark Lord of the Sith, is dead?
May he be buried like an onion with his feet sticking up out of the ground..
The “Godfather” gave the jihadist his final payment in lead..
How do we know for sure he’s dead? Where’s the body?
If a wanted criminal is thought to be dead, all the `wanted’ posters come down.
Is it to his advantage to fake his own death?