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  • Rare Elf Jihadi Spotted in Afghanistan

    05/02/2009 8:12:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 521+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | May 01, 2009
    Meet Amir Abu Zarr, a former Chechen jihadi who somehow couldn't get back into Russia from Turkey and is now fighting in Afghanistan. Someone call the "experts" over at the State Department who continue to claim that the ongoing Chechen conflict has nothing to do with the global jihad, that the fighters there are not connected to al Qaeda, and that we should all just move along and shut our pie holes because Chechnya is just a local nationalistic movement! Also, it appears that Abu Zarr is some kind of magical elf. Look at the ears.
  • Legless Chechen Refugee Sues Cowtown Cops

    04/11/2009 7:39:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 641+ views
    Edmonton Sun ^ | Sat, April 11, 2009
    Being dragged from a car by Calgary police brought back memories for a Chechen refugee of the civil war in which he lost both legs, a lawsuit says. The $350,000 claim, filed by Calgary resident Suleyman Salamov, alleges cops even broke one of his artificial legs before letting him go without even a charge. Salamov's lawsuit says he was a passenger in a car on Feb. 26, 2008, when it was pulled over and the driver arrested. Police stopped the vehicle being driven by Elcha Khazayev, smashed the driver's side window and removed him from the car, the claim says....
  • Prominent Chechen killed in Dubai

    03/30/2009 3:58:05 PM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies · 394+ views
    BBC ^ | 30 March 2009 | BBC
    The Russian authorities have confirmed a prominent opponent of the pro-Kremlin Chechen President, Ramzan Kadyrov, was shot dead in Dubai on Saturday. Diplomats said Sulim Yamadayev's body had been identified by his relatives. Mr Yamadayev fell out with Mr Kadyrov last year and was sacked as commander of an elite security forces battalion.
  • Chechen Murder Threatens Torture Case Against Kadyrov

    02/14/2009 12:48:33 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 304+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/13/09
    The murder of a Chechen man in Vienna on January 13 threatens to derail a torture case against Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov in Austria, in which the victim was a key witness. The 27-year-old Umar Israilov, a former anti-Russian guerrilla later forced to join Kadyrov's security forces, said he had himself seen the Chechen president and his men torture opponents, in an interview with the New York Times last December. "How can we go on without the main witness?" said a representative of the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), which filed a complaint last June in Vienna.
  • Chechen president to inaugurate 'largest mosque in Europe'

    08/28/2008 9:37:53 AM PDT · by NCjim · 14 replies · 223+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 28, 2008
    The Russian-backed Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov will inaugurate the "largest mosque in Europe" on October 17 in Chechnya, the Russian official news agency Novosty reported. Over 10,000 worshipers will be able to pray inside the mosque, which will be named after the president's father, Ahmad Kadyrov, who was killed in 2004. "The largest mosque in Europe... will by inaugurated on the first day of the International Peacemakers' Conference, titled 'Islam - Religion of Peace and Progress,'" the grand mufti of Chechnya, Sultan Mirzayev, told the press. Mirzayev underlined that approximately 50 countries have already approved their participation in the three-day...
  • Five Chechens arrested after attack on asylum centre (Norway)

    07/25/2008 6:49:25 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 6 replies · 173+ views
    Five men from Chechnya were arrested after an attack on reception centre for asylum seekers at Våler 45 kilometres southeast of Oslo. More than 20 people were injured, including an 11 year-old boy. The attack was directed at Kurdish and Arab guests living Nordbybråthen transit centre in Østfold County. "Some of those arrested were picked near the centre and others were picked up in other places. Two came out of the woods nearby," says police chief Otto Stærk. The first arrests were made at 5am on Friday morning. The five Chechens will be interviewed by police on Friday. The Police...
  • Chechen rebel urges global jihad

    10/31/2007 8:36:07 PM PDT · by Posting · 8 replies · 53+ views
    BBC ^ | 10,31,07
    Chechen rebel urges global jihadBy Richard Galpin BBC News, Grozny A Chechen Muslim rebel leader is reported to have described the US, Britain and Israel as legitimate targets in a jihad, or holy war. Doku Umarov said it was not just the Russian security forces who deserved to be attacked. The separatist leader said all those who fight Muslims anywhere in the world were enemies. Other Chechen separatists have denounced the statement, which was sent to US-backed Radio Liberty. It was made earlier this month, apparently to coincide with the birthday of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but a video of...
  • Chechen Republic wants to become travel paradise

    07/11/2007 6:36:23 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 7 replies · 423+ views
    Russia-IC ^ | 11.07.2007 | Natalya L.
    “Chechen Switzerland” – that is the way president of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov calls the villages that earlier appeared in military news. The first tourists expected to come to the republic in the future are students of biological, historical, and geological faculties.
  • An L.A. Police Bust Shows New Tactics For Fighting Terror

    12/29/2006 12:23:33 PM PST · by Man of the Right · 18 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2006 | Robert Block
    LOS ANGELES -- In September 2004, just days after Chechen rebels raided a school in Beslan, Russia, killing 331 men, women and children, the Los Angeles Police Department summoned senior officers to its decaying downtown headquarters. The issue on the table: What would they do if a similar attack took place here? Most of the talk that morning was about where to deploy SWAT teams if terrorists ever took over a local school. Detective Mark Severino, one of the city's counterterrorist investigators, then asked his colleagues: "Do we even have Chechen extremists in Los Angeles?" Blank stares and silence filled...
  • Chechens Relish Tour of Duty in Lebanon

    10/31/2006 9:39:18 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 367+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | November 1, 2006 | Pavel Davydov
    SIDON, Lebanon -- Not so long ago, the Russian camp was a war zone. Today, the biggest bang most of the 250 military engineers here encounter is the 5 a.m. wake-up call at the sandy settlement of 50 or so tents nestled against the Mediterranean. The relative calm is largely due to the end of hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah. But it's also because two platoons of elite soldiers plucked from the Army's 42nd Division's East and West battalions, based in Chechnya, are standing guard. "Everything is calm here," says Rasud Baimuratov, commander of one of the platoons. An ethnic...
  • (Russian Journalist) Anna Politkovskaya Murdered in Moscow

    10/07/2006 8:52:06 AM PDT · by struwwelpeter · 93 replies · 4,492+ views ^ | October 7th, 2006
    Anna Politkovskaya, the famous journalist and political commentator from Novaya Gazeta was killed in Moscow. This was reported by Novaya Gazeta's chief editor Dmitri Muratov to the radio station Echo of Moscow. The murder occurred around 5 in the evening on Lesnaya Street, where Politkovskaya lived. An unknown man in dark clothing shot her with a pistol. A police source reported to Interfax that a neighbor of the journalist found her body in the elevator. Police also found a discarded Makarov pistol and four empty cartridges. Politkovskaya's home is now cordoned off by the police, reported ITAR-TASS. The police are...
  • Brigitte was sent for terror act: report

    03/21/2004 4:39:01 PM PST · by Piefloater · 3 replies · 322+ views
    AAP/ ^ | 22 Mar 2004
    Suspected terrorist Willie Brigitte was reportedly sent to Australia to help a local terror group prepare a terrorist act "of great size". Brigitte, 35, who was deported last October and is in French custody, was a link figure in the world terrorist network who had connections with the organisers of the September 11 terrorist attacks and the March 11 Madrid train blasts, Sydney's The Daily Telegraph reported. It said his potential targets included the Lucas Heights nuclear reactor and the Australian army's administrative compound at Victoria Barracks, both in Sydney, and the Perth headquarters of Australia's SAS regiment. French authorities...
  • Outside View: End of Caucasian war

    07/11/2006 1:10:10 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies · 599+ views
    World Peace Herald | UPI ^ | 7/11/06 | Pyotr Romanov
    Demise of Shamil BasayevBy Pyotr Romanov UPI Outside View Commentator MOSCOW -- Russia's latest Caucasian war appears to be over, and the killing of warlord Shamil Basayev is yet another serious argument in favor of this opinion. Individuals have always played a particularly important role in the Caucasus. Now that Basayev is dead, there is no one else in the region to hate Russia and despise life, his own and the lives of others, as much as he did. Basayev's formidable hatred of Russians was irrational, although he and others sometimes explained it by the logic of the life-or-death struggle...
  • Chechen ambush 'kills Russians'

    07/04/2006 10:46:27 AM PDT · by bd476 · 3 replies · 729+ views
    Chechen ambush 'kills Russians' At least six Russian soldiers have been killed in an attack by suspected militants in Chechnya, Russia's Interfax news agency reports. It says at least 10 other soldiers were wounded when their column was ambushed near Chechnya's capital, Grozny. A Chechen prosecutor said the attack took place on a road between Avtury and Serzhen-Yurt. Chechnya has been torn by two wars over the last 12 years, pitting Russian forces against separatist rebels. "The column was ambushed in the Shali district in the afternoon. Six died from wounds. More than 10 suffered wounds," Chechen prosecutor Valery...
  • Chechen rebel leader Sadulayev killed

    06/17/2006 2:55:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 646+ views
    AP ^ | 06/17/06 | KAZBEK VAKHAYEV
    Chechen rebel leader Sadulayev killed By KAZBEK VAKHAYEV, Associated Press Writer 30 minutes ago The Chechen rebel leader was killed in a special police operation in his hometown on Saturday, authorities said. Abdul-Khalim Sadulayev was killed in his hometown of Argun, a city nine miles east of Grozny. The press service of the Moscow-backed Chechen prime minister confirmed Russian media reports of his death. The Interfax news agency quoted Muslim Khuchiyev, a minister in the local administration, as saying that police acted on a tip, tracked down Sadulayev and killed him when he offered resistance. Further details of the operation...
  • Miss Chechnya Beauty Contest

    05/28/2006 4:19:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies · 12,095+ views
    dkbnews ^ | 05/28/06
    Miss Chechnya Beauty Contest The Winner: Vigrala Zamira Dyabrailova
  • Russia: Beslan hostage-taker gets life

    05/26/2006 4:04:42 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 9 replies · 515+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | May 26, 2006 | staff writer
    Beslan hostage-taker gets lifeFrom: Reuters From correspondents in Vladikavkaz May 26, 2006 A RUSSIAN court has sentenced the only surviving Beslan hostage-taker to life in prison for his part in the bloody 2004 school siege that killed 331 people. Nurpashi Kulayev, a Chechen carpenter born in 1980, was found guilty on all charges, which included terrorism and murder. He had pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors had requested the death penalty for Kulayev, but Judge Tamerlan Aguzarov said a current moratorium on capital punishment ruled that out. "(Kulayev) deserves the death sentence but because the Russian Government has introduced a moratorium on...
  • Hamas leader says Chechnya is Russia's 'internal problem,' Chechen rebels protest

    03/05/2006 12:22:50 PM PST · by lizol · 9 replies · 431+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | March 5, 2006
    Hamas leader says Chechnya is Russia's 'internal problem,' Chechen rebels protest By: Associated Press Published: March 5, 2006 The leader of radical Palestinian group Hamas said Friday that the conflict in breakaway Chechnya was Russia's internal problem, provoking a protest from the Chechen rebels. "It is Russia's internal problem. We do not interfere in other states' internal problems," Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal said after talks in Moscow. Chechnya, a mainly Muslim province in southern Russia, has been wracked by two conflicts in the past decade between Russian troops and Chechen separatists. Although large-scale fighting has ended, regular skirmishes and...
  • Chechen Rebel Leaders Blast Hamas for Russia Talks

    03/03/2006 2:55:55 PM PST · by lizol · 7 replies · 324+ views ^ | 03.03.2006
    Chechen Rebel Leaders Blast Hamas for Russia Talks Chechnya’s rebels have slammed Hamas, saying leaders of the Palestinian group had given their blessing to the “murder of the Chechen people” by meeting top Russian officials, Reuters reported. The Islamist militant group, which swept to victory in Palestinian elections in January, is currently visitng Moscow in a bid to win support from a major foreign power since it is shunned as a terrorist group by Israel and Washington. Chechen separatist leaders said the group had sold out its principles, and showed itself as hungry for power as corrupt officials who governed...
  • Foreign Militants Among 40 Killed in N Wazaristan

    03/02/2006 10:12:02 AM PST · by milwguy · 6 replies · 391+ views
    dawn ^ | 03/02/2006 | Milwguy
    MIRAMSHAH, March 1: Forty people were killed and 30 others, including women and children, were wounded when helicopter gunships struck a suspected militants’ compound in a village in North Waziristan on Wednesday morning, officials and residents said. The attack triggered a strong reaction in Miramshah where hundreds of seminary students besieged several checkposts of paramilitary forces. Pitched battles between locals and security forces continued for hours. North Waziristan Agency’s political agent Zaheerul Islam claimed that most of the people killed in the attack on the Dandy Saidgay village, about 15km from Miramshah, belonged to Central Asia. A security official said...
  • The President Tells Shamil Basaev from Hamas

    02/13/2006 10:43:58 AM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 284+ views
    Kommersant ^ | Feb. 10, 2006 | Andrey Kolesnikov
    The President Tells Shamil Basaev from Hamas // Vladimir Putin explains the difference between Chechen and Palestinian terrorists Russian President Vladimir Putin invited Leaders of the Palestinian organization Hamas to Moscow yesterday. He took that step in the Cortes Generales Senate of Spain, where he told members why he does not consider Hamas a terrorist organization, but does consider Chechen rebels terrorists. Kommersant special correspondent Andrey Kolesnikov has the details on his comments and on what happened to Antonio Valdez Garcia, who disappeared in Moscow. Yesterday morning, Vladimir Putin visited the Spanish senate. He and the senate members recalled the...
  • Israel plays up Hamas links to Chechen separatists

    02/13/2006 8:27:42 AM PST · by lizol · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 13.02.2006 | Dan Williams
    Israel plays up Hamas links to Chechen separatists By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Outraged by Moscow's overtures to Hamas, Israel has told its diplomats to play up alleged ties between the Palestinian militants and Chechens fighting to break away from Russia, Israeli political sources said on Monday. They said the Foreign Ministry supplied embassies in Russia and elsewhere with an information pamphlet linking the Hamas and Chechen causes after Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week he wanted to invite leaders of the Islamic group to visit. Putin's move raised hackles in Israel and the United States by challenging...
  • Israel uses Hamas-Chechen link to affect Russian opinion

    02/12/2006 7:48:52 PM PST · by Stellar Dendrite · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 13, 2006 | HERB KEINON
    Government officials are circulating a document showing Hamas's links to Chechen terrorists in an attempt to influence Russian public opinion against President Vladimir Putin's overtures to Hamas. The pamphlet, put out by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Center for Special Studies, an information project sponsored by an NGO set up in memory of fallen members of the Israeli intelligence community, opens by stating that "Hamas support for the Chechen separatists and their terrorist tactics did not prevent it from immediately accepting" Putin's recent invitation to visit Moscow. According to the document, Hamas "is completely hostile to the...
  • Dozens Of Chechen terrorists Entered USA from Mexico

    10/12/2004 8:42:25 PM PDT · by knak · 1,028 replies · 18,093+ views
    drudge ^ | 10/12/04
    up on drudge:WASH TIMES: U.S. security officials are investigating a recent intelligence report that a group of 25 Chechen terrorists illegally entered the United States from Mexico... Members of the group, said to be wearing backpacks, secretly traveled to northern Mexico and crossed into a mountainous part of Arizona, Gertz to report in Pgae One Splash, newsroom sources tell DRUDGE...
  • Finnish officer Casimir Ehrnrooth crushed 19th century Chechen rebellion

    01/10/2006 12:00:22 PM PST · by lizol · 6 replies · 688+ views
    HELSINGIN SANOMAT ^ | Tuesday 10.1.2006 | Pekka Hakala
    Finnish officer Casimir Ehrnrooth crushed 19th century Chechen rebellion Illustrious career in Tsar's army By Pekka Hakala Dargo in 1843: a powerfully fortified mountain village in Chechnya near the border with Dagestan had become the staff headquarters of Islamist resistance that had been going on for more than 20 years, led by 46-year-old Imam Shamil. An Avar by nationality, he had fled from Dagestan to the Chechen side nine years earlier. True or not, history records a story according to which Shamil had come from the home of his elderly mother, Bahou Messadou, marched straight to the mosque, and closed...
  • The Badlands of Al Anbar

    11/21/2005 2:58:40 PM PST · by Moonraker · 8 replies · 989+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 21, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Insurgencies are not put down in a fortnight. But considering the successes in the recent counter-insurgency sweep in Iraq's Al Anbar Province, one fact becomes obvious to anyone with so much as a sliver of an understanding of ground combat operations: Eliminating the insurgency in Iraq is best left to those who best know how to do it.
  • Upheaval in Nalchik: New Directions in the Chechen Insurgency

    11/05/2005 8:49:44 PM PST · by Wiz · 5 replies · 324+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 2005 Nov 3 | Andrew McGregor
    When Abdul-Khalim Sadulaev succeeded the late Aslan Maskhadov as the leader of the Chechen resistance, he was initially described by Russian sources as an Arab and a representative of al-Qaeda. Even after it was shown that the new President was a Chechen, many observers suggested that the presidency of the Islamic scholar would function merely as a rubber-stamp for the terrorist ambitions of warlord Shamil Basaev, Arab fighter Abu Hafs and others. Contrary to these expectations, the young President has moved the Chechen resistance away from terrorism and any potential association with al-Qaeda. Military operations are the order of the...
  • Russia: Influential militant killed by Basayev's order, Chechen police say

    09/19/2005 8:27:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 342+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | 09/18/05
    Influential militant killed by Basayev's order, Chechen police say18.09.2005, 00.17 GROZNY, September 18 (Itar-Tass) - Chechnya's First Deputy Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov, who supervises law-enforcement bodies, said influential field commander Akhmed Avdorkhanov had been killed. Avdorkhanov was killed by the order of terrorist Shamil Basayev, Kadyrov said in a statement on Saturday, because they quarreled over "a 1.5-million-dollar fund that had come to militants from their foreign sponsors." "Basayev killed him because he wanted to take all the money," he added. Avdorkhanov was chief of guards of militants' leader Aslan Maskhadov, destroyed in an operation by federal forces in the...
  • Russia kicking ABC out of country for airing interview with Chechen leader

    08/02/2005 3:55:07 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 20 replies · 600+ views
    Associated Press via The Billings Gazette ^ | August 2, 2005 | MIKE ECKEL
    MOSCOW -- Russia's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it will not renew permission for ABC-TV to operate in the country after the network broadcast an interview with a notorious Chechen warlord. In a statement, the ministry said ABC would be considered "undesirable" by all Russian state agencies because of an interview with Shamil Basayev, which was broadcast last week. The ministry called the broadcast a "clear fact supporting the propaganda of terrorism" and said it contained "direct vocal calls for violence against Russian citizens." As a result, the ministry said it decided "not to renew the accreditations of employees of this...
  • Russia protests ABC interview with Chechen rebel leader (Terrorist organized Beslan school massacre)

    07/30/2005 9:13:03 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 60 replies · 953+ views
    Houston Chrnicle/AP ^ | July 29, 2005 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    Russia's Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. Embassy's chargé d'affaires Friday to protest an American television network broadcast of an interview with the Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev. Basayev has claimed responsibility for organizing last year's Beslan school siege that ended in the deaths of about 330 children and adults and the 2002 seizure of a Moscow theater that resulted in 129 hostages dying in a rescue raid. Ministry spokesman Boris Malakhov said Daniel Russell was informed of Russia's "strong indignation" that ABC showed the interview Thursday, Russian news media reported. Speaking on Russian state television, Malakhov said ABC "demonstrated its...
  • Basayev broadcast enrages Russia [Chechen torrorist speaks courtesy of ABC]

    07/29/2005 8:14:08 PM PDT · by Heatseeker · 39 replies · 2,167+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 29 July 2005 | BBC
    Russia says it is outraged by an interview with Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev broadcast on America's ABC television network. The Russian foreign ministry summoned a senior US diplomat in Moscow to express its "strong indignation" over the show. In the interview, the warlord, who had claimed the 2004 raid on a school in Beslan, admitted he was a terrorist but said the Russians were terrorists too. Russia's most wanted man also warned of further Beslan-type attacks. More than 320 people - around half of them children - were killed in the attack at the school in September.
  • Policeman Jailed For Plane Bombs

    07/05/2005 9:42:45 AM PDT · by jb6 · 4 replies · 304+ views
    THE ST. PETERSBURG TIMES ^ | Tuesday, July 5, 2005
    MOSCOW - A Moscow region court on Thursday found airport police Captain Mikhail Artamonov guilty of negligence in the deaths of 90 people in the suicide bombings of two planes last August and sentenced him to seven years in prison, Interfax reported. Artamonov, 30, was accused of releasing two women suspected of carrying bombs onto two passenger planes in Domodedovo Airport without inspecting their belongings on Aug. 24. A Volga Avia-Express Tu-134 and Sibir Tu-154 exploded in midair that night, killing everyone aboard. Prosecutors had asked for six years for Artamonov, but the Domodedovo City Court judge handed down the...
  • 300,000 Killed in Chechen Wars — Pro-Moscow Official

    06/27/2005 3:56:21 PM PDT · by lizol · 17 replies · 517+ views
    Moscow News ^ | 27.06.2005
    300,000 Killed in Chechen Wars — Pro-Moscow Official About 300,000 people have been killed during two wars in Chechnya over the past decade, a senior official in the province’s Moscow-backed government said Sunday. Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov, a deputy prime minister in the Kremlin-controlled Chechen civilian administration, also said that more than 200,000 people have gone missing. Abdurakhmanov’s claim could not be independently verified, The Associated Press reported. The Russian government has not revealed any casualties among civilians in Chechnya during the two wars in the region since 1994. Casualty estimates vary widely, but many say about 80,000 civilians — 40 percent...
  • Russia blames Chechen for murder of Forbes editor (More Islamic Madness and Murder)

    06/17/2005 6:36:26 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 3 replies · 244+ views
    Turkish Daily News ^ | 17 June 2005 | Turkish Daily News
    Russian prosecutors said on Thursday that a Chechen, described by media as a prominent separatist rebel, had ordered the killing of the U.S. editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. A spokesman for the prosecutor general's office said the investigation of the killing of Paul Klebnikov, shot dead in Moscow in July, had now been wound up. "We have identified a person who had ordered the murder," he said, adding that several people directly involved in the murder had been arrested and would stand trial. The alleged Chechen mastermind, who was named, is not one of those arrested so...
  • 30 Chechen rebels killed in southern Russia

    06/13/2005 9:52:23 PM PDT · by jb6 · 7 replies · 318+ views
    Xinhua ^ | June 14, 2005
    30 Chechen rebels killed in southern Russia Russian Deputy Prosecutor General Nikolai Shepel said Monday that 30 Chechen militants were killed in a counter-terrorist operation in Russia's southern region of Stavropol. The militants, who were loyal to Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, had participated in the terrorist attack in the southern Russian town of Budyonnovsk in June 1995, during which Chechen rebels held 1,500 people hostage in a hospital and left 150 people, including policemen, soldiers and civilians, dead and 415 others injured, the Interfax news agency quoted Shepel as saying. Shepel said the government has information about 195 rebels involved...
  • Chechen terrorist Shamil Basayev claims responsibility for Moscow's blackout

    05/29/2005 10:39:27 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 14 replies · 401+ views
    Pravda ^ | May 27, 2005 | Pravda
    "The result of the special operation surpassed our expectations," the terrorist's statement runs One of the last leaders of Chechen terrorists, Shamil Basayev, claimed responsibility for the recent blackout in Moscow, which paralyzed a big part of the city and caused huge economic damage to Russia's capital. Basayev claimed that it was him, but not the outdated energetic equipment, that cut Moscow from electric power supplies on Wednesday, May 25th. The statement, which was published on one of Chechen websites, said that the recent crisis with electricity in Moscow had been organized by Chechen gunmen. Shamil Basayev said that diversionary...
  • Terror Mastermind Lived In Flat Under Heathrow Approach (Khan)

    08/07/2004 5:34:09 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 1,402+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-8-2004 | Daniel Foggo/Massoud Ansari
    Terror mastermind lived in flat under Heathrow approach By Daniel Foggo and Massoud Ansari (Filed: 08/08/2004) An al-Qaeda "communications chief" who is believed to have been co-ordinating a plot to bomb Heathrow spent three weeks living near the airport late last year, the Telegraph can reveal. Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan, 25, who is under arrest in Pakistan, lived in a ground floor flat in Reading, Berkshire. The address, on Wensley Road near the centre of town, lies below a western approach flight path to the airport. Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan: reconnaissance He lived there with his grandmother, Batool Begum, and...

    05/05/2005 7:19:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies · 493+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Friday, May 6, 2005 | Chris Stephen
    A Chechen rebel plot to attack several Russian cities with bombs and poison gas has been foiled, security forces said yesterday, four days before world leaders gather in Moscow for war victory celebrations. The Federal Security Service said it had discovered both a lorry-bomb and a cache of poisons, allegedly intended for chemical attacks in cities across the North Caucasus and other Russian regions. The discoveries, both made by chance, highlighted Russia’s anxiety that the high-profile celebrations marking the Soviet Second World War victory over Nazi Germany could be disrupted by Chechen attacks. Moscow has been flooded with thousands of...
  • Multiple protests target Jordan

    03/15/2005 5:35:31 AM PST · by jriemer · 9 replies · 431+ views
    Multiple ^ | 3/15/2005 | Multiple
    First anti-Jordanian Protest: Iraqis protest against Jordan over bomber Thousands of Iraqi Shias protested on Monday after hearing reports that relatives of a Jordanian suicide bomber suspected of killing 125 people in the town of Hilla celebrated him as a martyr. After breaking into the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad and tearing down the flag, protesters called on all foreign Arabs to leave the country and denounced King Abdullah. Anti-Jordanian sentiment has been spreading since Iraqis read newspaper reports that Jordan’s Raid al-Banna blew himself up beside people lining up for jobs in the Shia town of Hilla last month in...
  • Chechen Rebel Declares Islamic Holy War

    03/10/2005 7:55:56 AM PST · by Pendragon_6 · 18 replies · 418+ views
    GROZNY, Russia, March 10 (UPI) -- A Muslim holy war has been pledged against Russia by Chechen rebels angry with the death of separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov, the Los Angeles Times reports."By killing Maskhadov, the Kremlin has killed the last illusion of those Chechens who, despite everything, still believed in so-called `international law' and a civilized form of dealing with the current terrorist regime in Moscow," said a statement by guerrilla spokesman Movladi Udugov on a rebel Web site. "We ask God to accept the holy war of ... Aslan Maskhadov!" Maskhadov, 53, was killed Tuesday in a special military...
  • Sleeper Cells and WMD Terrorism ABC Report Contrasts with one at

    03/10/2005 5:45:11 AM PST · by Barbarian6 · 11 replies · 868+ views
    World Tribune ^ | March 9, 2005 | LTC Joseph C. Myers
    I don't know about the rest of America, but as a former intelligence analyst, what we don't know right now about nuclear proliferation in the world scares the hell out of me. Let's review just some of the news reports over the last several weeks... Many have probably heard of A.Q. Khan... Osama Bin Laden who has already declared it a Muslim duty to acquire nuclear weapons, recently received a Fatwa, or religious declaration, approving his use of one.... CIA Director Porter Goss... "It may be only a matter of time before al-Qaida or other groups attempt to use chemical,...
  • Chechnya to center on Basayev search after Maskhadov's death

    03/09/2005 12:07:30 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Interfax (RU) ^ | March 9, 2005
    GROZNY. March 9 (Interfax) - Now that Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov has been killed, the republic's presidential security service will focus on an operation aimed at detaining terrorist Shamil Basayev, Chechen First Deputy Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov told Interfax. "The elimination of Aslan Maskhadov will accelerate the process of establishing the whereabouts of Basayev and detaining him. Now we can pay twice as much attention to this problem, as previously we had to work in several directions," Kadyrov said. Basayev is extremely dangerous to society, and "terrorism is his way of living and his way of thinking. In...
  • The death of Shamil Basaev has highlighted acute challenges in financial footage

    02/01/2005 2:34:58 AM PST · by Qisl · 70 replies · 1,411+ views
    The death of Shamil Basaev has highlighted acute challenges in financial footage of the Chechen resistance. There is no definite answer to the question of the utmost importance. Who’s going to run the financial route to fighting Chechnya? Via this route the money gathered by brothers in faith from worldwide has been supplied to Chechnya so far. The task of finding a suitable candidate able to step into the vacant position of the main resistance financier is rather a challenging one due to some suspicions. They are linked to habitual theft of the money on its way to the ordinary...
  • Chechen gunmen eyed in ambush (Iraq)

    01/16/2005 11:25:00 AM PST · by jb6 · 29 replies · 672+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 18, 2004
    More news of the international character of the jihad. Or was it just a mercenary action? From the Washington Times: Mercenaries believed to be from Chechnya are suspected of carrying out the deadly ambush of civilian security contractors on a road outside Baghdad earlier this month. The attackers killed four civilians working with Blackwater USA. Three contractors who managed to escape concluded that the assault was the work of trained gunmen. If so, said a former U.S. Special Forces fighter recently in Baghdad, "this opens a whole other can of worms for the coalition to deal with." But what kind...
  • THE IRAQI JIHAD The Jordanian-Chechen Connection

    01/16/2005 11:19:19 AM PST · by jb6 · 4 replies · 384+ views
    THE IRAQI JIHAD: The Jordanian-Chechen Connection by B.Raman (To be read in continuation of my earlier article titled "Iraq: Can the US Turn the Jihadi Tide?" at ) --------------- As the frequency and ferocity of the suicide bombings by foreign jihadis in Iraq has increased, there has been a decline in the frequency and ferocity of similar bombings in Chechnya. 2. Usually well-informed religious sources in Pakistan say that it is due to the fact that under the instructions of Osama bin Laden's International Islamic Front (IIF), whose activities are now co-ordinated by the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET), many foreign jihadis...
  • "Allah said, 'Make war on them until no more temptation remains'"

    01/16/2005 10:53:55 AM PST · by jb6 · 56 replies · 1,088+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2004-07-09
    "Allah said, 'Make war on them until no more temptation remains'" The Ingushetian Shura Council in Chechyna has declared jihad. Of course, jihad has been raging there for some time, so this isn't really a new development, but there is a noteworthy point in their communiqué: the jihad is so that "the Earth could be cleansed of unbelief." This assumes an endless jihad against unbelievers, until Islamic hegemony is established everywhere. This is traditional Islamic doctrine, but since it is obscured and denied by so many taqiyya artists (that's deception as allowed by the Qur'an, 3:28 and 16:106) and dhimmis,...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • 12 people believed to be Chechens detained in Turkey ahead of Putin visit

    12/03/2004 9:08:05 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 167+ views
    The Turkish Press ^ | December 03 2004 | AFP
    ANKARA, Dec 3 (AFP) - Anti-terror police in Istanbul detained 12 people believed to be Chechen militants ahead of an official visit to Turkey Sunday and Monday by Russian President Vladimir Putin, police and media reports said. The spokesman in Ankara for the security department, Ramazan Er, confirmed that police detained 12 people in Istanbul in connection with the Putin visit and seized weapons, as well as computers and CDs. Er declined to elaborate, saying the investigation was still under way. Istanbul is not on Putin's itinerary. The NTV news channel said nine of the people detained in the operation,...
  • Radical Chechen Rebel Leader's Aide Killed

    11/26/2004 3:32:15 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 26 2004 | SERGEI VENYAVSKY/AP
    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia - Russian security forces killed an alleged top aide to radical Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev after he put up armed resistance to arrest, the Federal Security Service said Friday. Akhmed Sambiyev, known as the "White Arab," was killed late Thursday in a confrontation with police and security service officers in a private house in Ingushetia, a southern Russian region bordering on Chechnya, said Yuri Smolyaninov, a spokesman for the Ingush branch of the security service. Three security force officers were wounded in the operation to capture him in the Ingush city of Nazran, Smolyaninov said. Earlier, the...
  • Chechen Arrested in Death of U.S. Reporter

    11/19/2004 8:37:04 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 290+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | November 19 2004
    MOSCOW - Authorities have arrested a man from Chechnya on suspicion of involvement in the slaying of Paul Klebnikov, the American editor of Forbes magazine's Russia edition who was gunned down outside his Moscow office in July, according to a media report. A Moscow court sanctioned the arrest of Musa Vakhayev, 40, a resident of the Chechen town of Urus-Martan, the Interfax news agency reported Friday, citing an unnamed source in the court. Authorities must charge Vakhayev within 10 days or release him, according to the report. The killing of Klebnikov, 41, compounded concerns about the safety of journalists in...