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  • Chechen Group Behind Beslan Claims Ingushetian Attack

    04/21/2013 9:23:35 AM PDT · by STD · 24 replies
    STD ^ | 04/21/13 | STD
    Chechen Group Behind Beslan Claims Attack Kadyrov Vows To Wipe Out Islamic Militants June 29, 2009 MOSCOW (Reuters) -- The Chechen rebel group behind the 2004 Beslan school massacre has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing last week that badly wounded the president of Russia's southern region of Ingushetia.
  • Russia: Ingushetia Heads Toward Rebellion

    06/01/2012 10:40:38 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    Jamestown Foundation Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | 6/1/2012 | Mairbek Vatchagaev
    The course of events in the republic of Ingushetia, the smallest and youngest republic of the Russian Federation, has changed dramatically over the past two years. In particular, changes were seen in the confrontation between the armed opposition, the Sharia jamaat and the pro-Moscow authorities, namely republican head Yunus-Bek Yevkurov. The jihadists call the republic the Velayat of Ingushetia within the Caucasus Emirate. Head of the Ingushetia republic, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov There has been an overall decline in the number of armed clashes in Ingushetia since 2010, primarily the result of the Russian security services successfully planting a mole at the...
  • Airport bomb set off by 20-year-old accounting major from Ingushetia

    02/03/2011 1:44:10 PM PST · by struwwelpeter · 16 replies
    Life ^ | February 3rd, 2011 | Nikita Mogutin
    EXCLUSIVE Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 16:22 Life News has learned the name of the Domodedovo bomber Investigators were only able to identify the suicide bomber from fingerprints and a DNA analysis of his remains. Official representative of the Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin neither confirms nor denies the information. 36 human lives are on Magomed Yevloyev’s conscience. He was a student from Ingushetia who came under the influence of recruiters of the North Caucasus criminal underground. A hand and a scorched head are all that remain of the 20-year resident of the village of Ali-Yurt after he blew himself up in...
  • Detained suicide bomber talks about preparing terrorist attack on Moscow airport

    01/31/2011 11:36:29 AM PST · by struwwelpeter · 14 replies ^ | January 31st, 2011 |
    24-year-old Zeynap Suyunova, arrested in Volgograd and suspected of involvement in an explosion at a Moscow shooting club on December 31st, confessed to security services that her accomplices were planning two terrorist attacks in the capital - one of them at the airport, reports Life News. There is no official confirmation of this information. A day earlier the National Antiterrorism Committee would only state that interrogation of suspects in the shooting club blast had prevented of two terrorist attacks in Dagestan. According to the official version, the planned New Year’s Eve bombing in the capital and the attack on Domodedovo...
  • Encroachment of sharia law in Russia's Caucasus

    08/26/2010 1:55:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 26, 2010
    Aug 2010: Many women complain they have been harassed by bands of men for not wearing headscarves in Chechnya. Some of the assailants said they were working under orders from religious authorities. Aug 2010: Chechnya's mufti Sultan Mirzayev, the region's spiritual leader and a close ally of Kadyrov, makes the radical order that all eateries shut completely for the holy month of Ramadan. Though it carries no legal weight, it is followed through, residents and witnesses say. July 2010: Hardline, Kremlin-backed Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says in a state TV interview that he was grateful to assailants who targeted women...
  • Russia's Muslim south triples sharia bride price (Putin approved)

    07/10/2010 9:14:41 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Reuters
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The price tag on a bride in Russia's Ingushetia province has been tripled by the regional government, in a sign the Muslim North Caucasus region is slipping out of Kremlin control as sharia law eclipses Russian. Against the backdrop of a bubbling Islamist insurgency, the revival of Islam in the North Caucasus following the break-up of the Soviet Union almost 20 years ago has brought sharia law to the region, revered by both rebels and ordinary citizens alike. The issue of the 'kalym', a price paid by a groom to the family of the woman he chooses...
  • Russians capture, kill 2 top Caucasus Emirate commanders

    06/13/2010 5:12:13 PM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies · 330+ views
    The Long War Journal ^ | Jun 13, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    Russian security forces dealt a double blow to the al Qaeda-linked Caucasus Emirate during operations in the southern Russian republics late last week. Emir Magas, the military commander of the Caucasus Emirate, was captured and Yasir Amarat, a wanted terrorist commander from Jordan, was killed during raids by Russia's Federal Security Service, or FSB. On June 9, the FSB captured Emir Magas, whose real name is Ali Taziyev, during a raid in the village of Malgobek in the Republic of Ingushetia. Kavkaz Center, a jihadist website that supports the Caucasus Emirate, confirmed Magas' capture and noted his importance. Magas has...
  • Bombers Attack Russian Police Station

    04/04/2010 10:27:11 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 7 replies · 477+ views
    Sky News ^ | April 5, 2010 | Andy Jack
    A second blast has been reported at the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia. At least one policeman was killed in the first explosion near the police headquarters in a town in Russia's North Caucasus region of Ingushetia. "According to preliminary information a suicide bomber set off an explosion outside the town's police station," said a spokesman for the local interior ministry. "At least one policeman was killed and others were injured.
  • Russia's Hidden War

    10/26/2009 2:56:00 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 19 replies · 1,341+ views
    SBS Dateline ^ | October 18, 2009 | Evan Williams
    In the Caucasus Mountains along Russia's southern fringe, a hidden war is escalating. Moscow says it's battling militant Islam in the tiny republic of Ingushetia. But people here say hundreds of innocent civilians are being tortured and murdered. REPORTER: He says, "We can no longer walk. "Our teeth have been broken, our jaws are broken. "We desperately need some help." They say they live in terror of a Russian security apparatus out of control. We arrived in Nazran, the largest town in the mainly Muslim Russian Republic of Ingushetia. We were taken to a house, where we were met by...
  • Ingush Leader Says US, UK and Israel behind Destabilization of North Caucasus

    08/19/2009 1:41:42 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 569+ views
    Window on Eurasia ^ | August 18, 2009 | Paul Goble
    Vienna, August 18 – Ingushetia President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov says that the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel are behind efforts to destabilize the North Caucasus but that they will not succeed and that region will remain part of the Russian Federation for more than the next 100 years. In an interview published in yesterday’s “Komsomolskaya Pravda,” Yevkurov, who has just been released from a Moscow hospital following a June 22 assassination attempt against him, made a number of comments which provide clues as to the approach he is likely to pursue now that he has returned to work (
  • Eleven die in Russia bomb attack

    08/17/2009 1:25:23 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 9 replies · 661+ views
    BBC News (U.K.) ^ | August 17, 2009
    At least 11 people have been killed in a powerful bomb attack at a police station in southern Russia, officials and hospital sources say. The suspected suicide bombing in Nazran, main city in the republic of Ingushetia, injured at least 50 others. It is reported to have occurred as staff gathered in a courtyard. Ingushetia, which borders Chechnya, has recently been rocked by shootings, bombings and other attacks on police and government officials. The attacker was reported to have rammed his vehicle into the gates of the police compound as officers were reporting for inspection, government spokesman Kaloi Akhilgov said....
  • Russian republic's minister shot to death

    08/12/2009 2:53:52 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 1 replies · 238+ views
    Breitbart(AP) ^ | August 12, 2009
    NAZRAN, Russia (AP) - The construction minister in Russia's violence-plagued Ingushetia was shot to death in his office Wednesday, the latest in a series of high-profile attacks on top officials in the restive republic. Ruslan Amerkhanov was shot by two men who entered his office in the republic's capital Magas, one armed with an assault rifle and the other with a pistol, said Ingush Interior Ministry spokeswoman Madina Khadziyeva. The minister's assistant was wounded in the shooting, she said. The assailants fled in a waiting car. Ingush Security Council secretary Alexei Vorobyov said investigators believe the killing could be related...
  • Russian rights activist Natalya Estemirova murdered

    07/15/2009 6:14:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 14 replies · 587+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/15/2009 | Miriam Elder in Moscow
    Abducted and murdered on Wednesday, hours after her organisation backed calls for Vladimir Putin to face trial over atrocities in Chechnya. Natalya Estemirova, who won numerous international awards for her work, was bundled into a car as she left her home in Grozny, the Chechen capital. Her body was later found by the side of a road in the neighbouring province of Ingushetia. She had been shot twice in the head at close range. Mrs Estemirova, a single mother in her early 40s, was the seventh opponent of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed Chechen president, to have been murdered in the...
  • Kremlin 'authorises' Chechen president to 'torture' Ingushetia rebels

    06/24/2009 1:27:59 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 23, 2009 | Adrian Blomfield
    Tensions in Russia's turbulent North Caucasus mounted after Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen president, said he had been authorized by the Kremlin to begin a campaign of "torture" against rebels in neighbouring Ingushetia. Russian troops appeared to be preparing to launch a major counterterrorism operation a day after Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, the Ingush president, was seriously wounded in a suicide bombing. Mr Yevkurov, a close ally of Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, was on life-support in a Moscow hospital yesterday after sustaining serious injuries to his skull, ribs and vital organs, doctors said. Speaking from the hospital, Mr Medvedev ordered a "direct...
  • Chechen president vows to fight Ingushetia rebels

    06/23/2009 7:25:18 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 528+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 23, 2009 | Conor Humphries
    MOSCOW - Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said he had been ordered by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to fight insurgents in the neighboring region of Ingushetia after its leader was gravely wounded in a bomb attack. Kadyrov's harsh tactics have brought relative stability to Chechnya since he was elected in 2007 after more than a decade of war. But fellow Kremlin appointees have failed to stem spikes in violence in neighboring Dagestan and Ingushetia. With Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov fighting for his life in hospital, Kadyrov said he had been ordered by Medvedev to run cross-border operations. "He told me to...
  • Assassinations Roil Russia's Caucasus Region

    06/10/2009 8:10:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 1,325+ views ^ | June 10, 2009 | Peter Fedynsky
    The deputy head of Ingushetia's Supreme Court has been shot dead in the latest incident of violence to hit Russia's troubled Caucasus region. The assassination of Justice Aza Gazgireeva follows a recent high profile killing in neighboring Dagestan, where Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has warned that poverty, unemployment, and massive corruption are undermining government authority. Deputy Chief Justice of Ingushetia's Supreme Court, Aza Gazgireeva, was killed after gunmen opened fire on her chauffer-driven van in the republic's biggest city, Nazran. Russian TV reports say one of the assassin's then walked up to Gazgireeva's body and shot her in the head....
  • Former official killed in Russia's North Caucasus

    06/13/2009 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 949+ views
    AP ^ | June 13, 2009 | SHAMSUDIN BOKOV
    NAZRAN, Russia -- Gunmen killed a former top government minister in Ingushetia as he stood outside his home in the violent southern Russian region Saturday, law enforcement officials said. .... Two gunmen sprayed Aushev with automatic weapon fire as he got out of his car at the gate outside his home in the region's main city, Nazran, around 6:30 p.m. (1430 GMT), the regional Interior Ministry's press service said. He died en route to the hospital. Aushev was vice premier under former Ingush President Murat Zyazikov, a KGB agent who was widely reviled by many Ingush for his repressive policies....
  • Building blast in Russia's Ingushetia kills eight

    01/13/2009 3:23:19 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 546+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 13, 2009
    NAZRAN, Russia (Reuters) - An explosion in the southern Russian region of Ingushetia destroyed a government office in the main town of Nazran on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring another 22, officials said. An official from the Ingush prosecutor's office said a gas leak was the likely cause of the blast, but added that this had yet to be confirmed. "The total number of people recovered from under the rubble is 30, eight of them dead," a spokeswoman for the regional Emergency Services Ministry said in Nazran. At least 17 people were rushed to hospital, while others with lighter...
  • Mass kidnapping as wave of attacks hits southern Russia

    10/24/2008 2:52:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 394+ views
    AFP ^ | October 24, 2008
    More than 10 people have been kidnapped in Ingushetia province in southern Russia, a local official said Friday, as guerrilla attacks by rebels in the region intensify. "Ten to 15 people were kidnapped last night in a gambling arcade by armed men in masks. They were driven away in their own cars," a local government spokesman told reporters, without giving further details about the incident. RIA Novosti news agency quoted a local Interior Ministry official as saying the kidnapping happened in the town of Ordzhonikidzevskaya and that four police officers were among those taken. So far this year 52 police...
  • Russians ambushed in Ingushetia

    10/18/2008 11:50:07 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 6 replies · 468+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 18, 2008
    Russian troops have launched a search for militants in the volatile southern region of Ingushetia after a deadly attack on a military convoy. Official Russian reports of the ambush, which has been blamed on local Muslim separatists, said two soldiers were killed and at least seven injured. But other reports suggested as many as 40 Russian soldiers were killed. The convoy came under grenade attack and machine gun fire near Nazran, capital of the north Caucasus region. Frequent attacks "A search of the area is currently taking place, the bandits who carried out the attack on a defence ministry military...
  • Two soldiers killed, 3 injured in S.Russia militant attacks

    10/02/2008 12:27:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies · 290+ views ^ | 10/02/2008
    ROSTOV-ON-DON, October 2 (RIA Novosti) - Two soldiers were killed and three injured in separate attacks by militants in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia on Thursday, the local Interior Ministry said. A ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti said that unknown assailants had opened fire on ministry troops who were in a Lada car on the Caucasus highway near Ingushetia's largest city, Nazran. Two soldiers were killed and one was wounded in the attack. In a separate incident, a motorized column of military servicemen was involved in a road accident near Nazran. When soldiers left their vehicles, militants opened fire...
  • Three killed, 2 wounded in Ingushetia, official targeted

    09/23/2008 2:29:17 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 146+ views ^ | 09/223/08
    MOSCOW, September 23 (RIA Novosti) - Three people have been found dead in Ingushetia, while in separate attacks another two were wounded and the deputy interior minister's official car was blown up, law enforcement sources said Tuesday. The incidents all occurred in the Russian North Caucasus republic late Monday, when one soldier was also injured in a grenade attack in neighboring Chechnya The latest took place at approximately 23:47 Moscow time (19:47 GMT) when unknown people fired a grenade at an Interior Ministry arms store in Ingushetia's largest city, Nazran, injuring two servicemen. At around 20:30 Moscow time (16:30 GMT)...
  • Russian soldiers killed in Ingushetia

    09/17/2008 1:08:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 237+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 17, 2008
    Four Russian soldiers have been shot dead in the southern region of Ingushetia, Russian news agencies reported, in the latest attack on federal forces in the increasingly unstable North Caucasus republic. The bodies of the four interior ministry servicemen were found with gunshot wounds by an armed patrol near the village of Galashki on Wednesday afternoon, Vasily Panchenkov, the aide to Russia's interior troops commander, told Interfax news agency. A source in the investigative department of the Ingush prosecutor's office told Interfax later that the soldiers had probably been shot from a nearby forest. Another four servicemen and three gunmen...
  • 4 officers killed in gunbattle in south Russia

    09/15/2008 3:03:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 243+ views
    AP ^ | September 15, 2008
    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia: Militants battled security forces in Ingushetia, killing four security officers as rising violence threatens to further destabilize the troubled southern Russian region, officials said Monday. Sunday's gunbattle also killed two militants and left eight officers wounded, the Ingush Interior Ministry said. The Interfax news agency, meanwhile, reported that that the deputy chief of regional Federal Security Service was killed in the operation.
  • Separatist passions heating up in Russia's restive North Caucasus

    09/12/2008 2:04:46 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 191+ views
    DPA ^ | Sep 12, 2008 | Ulf Mauder
    Moscow - The ceasefire between Russia and Georgia has not calmed down the Caucasus. While inhabitants of Georgia's separatist enclaves Abkhazia and South Ossetia celebrate formal recognition by Russia as independent nations, hardly a day goes by without bloodshed in Russia's North Caucasus regions Ingushetia and Dagestan. Since the shooting dead in August of Ingush opposition journalist Magomed Yevloyev, calls to break away from Russia have grown louder in Ingushetia. Russian media report that even in hitherto tranquil Russian regions such as Tatarstan and Bashkiria, Muslim separatists have become more independence-minded of late. For years, Russia's leaders have sought to...
  • Murder as problem solver

    09/08/2008 4:18:39 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 6 replies · 255+ views
    Economist ^ | September 4, 2008
    Russia could find that it is getting more than it bargained for EVEN by Russia’s recent bloody standards, it was a brazen killing. Magomed Yevloyev, the editor of an opposition website in Russia’s north Caucasus territory of Ingushetia, was detained by the police as he arrived in Nazran on a flight from Moscow on August 31st. Within minutes he was dead, having allegedly tried to seize a policeman’s rifle and been shot in the head. His body was dumped outside the region’s main hospital. The Ingush authorities say they are investigating an accidental death but nobody takes this seriously. There...
  • A Muckraker's Slaying Leaves Russian Province Fearing Crackdown

    09/02/2008 10:59:11 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 194+ views
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 2, 2008 | Alal Cullison
    MOSCOW -- For months, the owner of a muckraking news Web site had stayed away from his home after receiving warnings to tone down his critique of Kremlin-backed authorities in the Russian province of Ingushetia, friends said. But Magomed Yevloyev finally boarded a plane to return to Ingushetia this week, and there he encountered a surprise: The local governor was riding on the same plane, a few seats away from him in business class. When the plane landed in Ingushetia, the governor was met by a Mercedes that whisked him away. And Mr. Yevloyev was arrested at the airport, deposited...
  • Anti-Kremlin website founder dies in police custody: report

    08/31/2008 2:56:42 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies · 191+ views
    AFP ^ | August 31, 2008 | AFP
    A vocal critic of the Kremlin's policies in the Caucasus died Sunday from a bullet wound to the head while in police custody, Interfax reported, quoting prosecutors. Magomed Yevloyev founded and ran the website, a major source of information in the region, and was a prominent opponent of the pro-Kremlin president of Ingushetia, Murat Zyazikov. Prosecutors have opened a preliminary manslaughter investigation after Yevloyev was shot in a police car in Narzan, the capital of volatile Ingushetia, a mostly Muslim region that borders Chechnya, Russian media reported. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office, Vladimir Markin, said "an incident" took...
  • Ingushetia: Fears of "second Chechnya"

    09/29/2007 11:35:38 AM PDT · by vahet pole · 1 replies · 178+ views
    ReliefWeb ^ | September 27, 2007 | Umalt Dudayev
    Murders, shoot-outs in the streets and "mop-up operations" shatter island of stability. By Umalt Dudayev in Karabulak (CRS No. 412, 27-Sept-07) The scene at the entrance to Ingushetia's second-largest town Karabulak is menacing. The traffic checkpoint has been reinforced and is now manned by federal troops in armoured vehicles. The road is obstructed by concrete blocks forcing drivers to weave around before approaching the striped barrier, where a warning sign says, "Drivers, stop! Turn off your engine and allow your car to be inspected." An armoured personnel carrier covers the road while soldiers and policemen select vehicles, check the passengers'...

    08/14/2006 12:52:30 PM PDT · by sergey1973 · 38 replies · 777+ views
    Eurasia Daily Monitor (Jamestown Foundation) ^ | August 10, 2006 | Andrei Smirnov
    On July 8, insurgents in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan simultaneously attacked two senior local officials. Early in the morning a roadside bomb killed Bitar Bitarov, prosecutor for the town of Buinaksk, as he was driven to his office. After the blast, Bitarov’s car was also attacked by gunfire, and two of his bodyguards were also injured (, July 8). Adilgirei Magomedtagirov, the Dagestani interior minister, immediately rushed to the scene, as is his habit whenever a rebel attack occurs in the region. It usually takes 30 minutes to drive from Makhachkala, the Dagestan capital, to Buinaksk, but since...
  • UPDATE: Major terrorist attack prevented in North Caucasian republic

    10/10/2005 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Pragmatic_View · 11 replies · 516+ views
    NAZRAN, October 10 (RIA Novosti) - A major terrorist attack was prevented Monday in Ingushetia, a Russian constituent republic in the North Caucasus, a spokesman for the Ingush Interior Ministry said. "An explosive device weighing some 20 kilograms was found on the Kavkaz federal highway near [the Ingush capital of] Nazran," he said. He said the device contained a metal box with explosives and bolts, a portable radio and a power source. "But for the local resident who helped prevent the terrorist act it would have had serious consequences," the spokesman said. He said the explosive device had been disarmed.
  • Russia struggles to keep grip in Caucasus

    09/13/2005 1:21:13 PM PDT · by zencat · 3 replies · 300+ views
    Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo ^ | 09/13/2005 | Fred Weir
    Murat Zyazikov, the pro-Kremlin president of the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia, is a hunted man. Since taking office in 2003, he has narrowly escaped assassination at the hands of a suicide car-bomber and a sniper, allegedly sent by local Islamic militants. In the past month alone, insurgents have bombed the motorcade of his deputy premier and opened fire on his security chief. A year ago, fighters loyal to Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev briefly seized the Ingush capital of Nazran, killing almost 100 police officers and government officials.
  • Terrorist leader killed in Ingushetia

    09/02/2005 2:57:04 PM PDT · by jb6 · 1 replies · 185+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 02/ 09/ 2005
    ROSTOV-ON-DON, September 2 (RIA Novosti) - The head of a terrorist group thought to be involved in an attempt on the life of a regional leader was killed in a special operation the Russian North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia on Friday morning, a spokesman for the regional security service said. " [Alikhan] Merzhoyev was tracked down to a private house in the town of Karabulak near the Chechen-Ingushetian border and was given the chance to surrender, but he opened fire," said the spokesperson for the local Federal Security Service (FSB) department said. The house was cordoned off and residents of...
  • China toasts war games with Russia with a picnic

    08/26/2005 2:49:09 AM PDT · by Siobhan · 13 replies · 1,020+ views
    BREITBART.COM ^ | J+M+J 26 AUG A.D. 2005 | Reuters composite report
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China praised its first joint military exercises with Russia on Friday for lifting relations to an all-time high and opening room for further cooperation. Eight days of drills involving more than 10,000 troops from the former Cold War foes' armies, navies and air forces concluded on Thursday with a practice air and ground assault in China's eastern Shandong province. The last event on the schedule was an outside "family-style lunch" of noodles, braised eggplant and fried fish washed down with beer as tank engines roared in the background, Xinhua news agency said. "Through the exercises, the two...
  • Rebellion spreads into Russia

    05/12/2005 9:59:10 AM PDT · by jb6 · 3 replies · 297+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | May 08, 2005 | Judith Ingram
    VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia — For more than a decade, Russia concentrated its security firepower in Chechnya, and it still has more than 80,000 soldiers and 12,000 police officers there trying to root out bands of Islamic separatists. But the search for militants has expanded all across Russian territories in the North Caucasus Mountains. Hardly a week goes by without news of security sweeps, detentions, skirmishes and killings of reputed militants in the region's villages and towns. Shocked by an attack last June on police posts in Ingushetia, which borders Chechnya, and the bloody school seizure in Beslan in September, Russian security...
  • Al Qaeda Member Killed in Ingushetia [Suspect in School Massacre]

    02/21/2005 6:38:42 AM PST · by Coop · 18 replies · 706+ views
    Interfax ^ | 2/21/05 | Unknown
    MOSCOW. Feb 21 (Interfax) - An al Qaeda member known as Abu Dzeit has been killed in the Russian internal republic of Ingushetia. "A joint operation with the Interior Ministry was conducted in a private house in a village in Ingushetia on February 16," spokesman for the Federal Security Service Sergei Ignatchenko told reporters on Monday. "The operation first resulted in the death of two of his accomplices. Abu Dzeit hid in a special bunker built under the house. When the entrance was discovered, he blew himself up," Ignatchenko said. He said investigators identified the body as Abu Dzeit's.

    11/23/2004 3:24:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 1,179+ views
    GROZNY, November 23 (RIA Novosti) - A large-scale terrorist attack was averted in Ingushetia, a republic neighboring Chechnya. The attack was ordered by Chechen separatist leaders Shamil Basayev and Aslan Maskhadov, spokesman for the North Caucasus antiterrorism headquarters Ilya Shabalkin said Tuesday. "Operatives from the republic's FSB and Interior Ministry obtained information that terrorists under Maskhadov and Basayev's command were preparing a new large terrorist attack in Ingushetia," Mr. Shabalkin said. He said that according to the plan, during a provocation, bandits wearing Russian solider uniforms would attack several public buildings and apartment houses with 120mm mortar and several large-caliber...
  • Russia arrests 2 in deadly school seizure

    11/18/2004 2:18:28 PM PST · by LouAvul · 6 replies · 347+ views
    modbee ^ | 11-18-04
    MOSCOW (AP) - Authorities have detained two residents of the southern province of Ingushetia on suspicion of being linked to terrorists who held more than 1,000 people hostage in a school in September, officials said Thursday. Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev has claimed responsibility for the school seizure, which ended in gunfire and explosions, killing more than 330 hostages. Nikolai Shepel, Russia's deputy prosecutor general and head of the investigation into the Sept. 1-3 school seizure in Beslan in North Ossetia, said a 16-year-old resident of neighboring Ingushetia has been detained on charges of possible links to the terrorists. Shepel wouldn't...
  • Beslan: Top cop involved

    11/04/2004 6:32:44 PM PST · by Stoat · 8 replies · 893+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | November 4, 2004 | Elmarie Jack
    Beslan: Top cop involved 04/11/2004 22:41  - (SA)   Related Articles Beslan: Attackers drug addicts Beslan honours the dead Beslan: 'Time won't heal' Beslan: Teachers count hostages Beslan 'talisman of hope' Beslan: Back to school Beslan: Top rebel asked to help    Moscow - One of the hostage takers at the Beslan school in Russia in early September was a senior police officer, the Gazeta newspaper reported on Thursday citing sources at the prosecutor's office. Prosecutors in the region of North Ossetia, where the deadly raid took place, have identified one of the hostage takers as Bashir Pliyev, a 27-year-old police captain...
  • Ten Chechen gunmen bases discovered in Ingushetia, said Major General Ilya Shabalkin (WOT)

    10/20/2004 2:49:20 PM PDT · by jb6 · 8 replies · 330+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | 13.10.2004, 13.53
    GROZNY, October 13 (Itar-Tass) - Ten bases of Chechen militants have been discovered in Chechnya’s neighboring republic of Ingushetia over the past ten days, an army general told Itar-Tass on Wednesday. Major General Ilya Shabalkin from the headquarters for control over the anti-terrorist operation in the North Caucasus, said militants had been hiding in woodland areas of the Sunzha and Nazran districts. A big number of weapons, ammunition, foodstuffs and medicines have been found in caches there. Shabalkin believes these were the bases of gunmen from the group of Chechen field commander Doku Umarov, who are trying to find new...
  • 5 Children, 3 Women Wounded in Ingushetia Gunfight-(Beslan Country.. so it begins..)

    10/11/2004 6:16:13 PM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 774+ views
    moscow news ^ | 11.10.2004 | na
    Eight citizens of Ingushetia, an internal Russian republic in the North Caucasus, were wounded during an exchange of fire between Russian troops and gunmen. Five children and three women were among the casualties. The gunmen were hid in a house in the former Ingush capital of Nazran. During the shootout on Sunday, three of the gunmen were killed, one of them has already been identified, Russian Information Agency Novosti reported. Two law enforcement officials were wounded. The wounded civilians were taken to hospitals. A source in the Ingush Interior Ministry was quoted by the agency as saying explosive devices and...
  • Russia: Ethnic Tensions Heat Up in Ossetia(terrorism may lead to an ethnic war)

    09/08/2004 3:34:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 803+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 09/08/04 | Nabi Abdullaev
    Russia: Ethnic Tensions Heat Up in Ossetia By Nabi Abdullaev Staff Writer Police and troops were out in full force Tuesday in North Ossetia and Ingushetia as the Beslan hostage tragedy inflamed old hatred between regional ethnic groups and raised the threat of war. "All this was done by the Ingush and Chechens," Zalina Budayeva, 48, said Tuesday at a memorial in the burnt-out Beslan school gymnasium where more than 300 of some 1,000 hostages died. "In general, Ossetians are good people, Christians, and they are friends of the Russians," Budayeva said. "The Ingush are taught to murder Ossetians since...
  • US Reaffirms 'Absolute Solidarity' With Moscow in Terror Fight

    09/07/2004 2:51:32 PM PDT · by familyop · 86 replies · 1,967+ views
    State Department, VOA ^ | 7SEP04 | David Gollust
    Listen to David Gollust's report (RealAudio) Gollust report - Download 380k (RealAudio)   AP Beslan residents dig graves for those killed in assault on school The United States Tuesday reaffirmed its "absolute solidarity" with Russia in its fight against terrorism, but also reiterated its support for a political solution to the Chechnya conflict. The comments followed charges by Russian President Vladimir Putin that U.S. meetings with Chechen separatists undermine Russia's efforts against terror. Officials here are defending past U.S. contacts with Chechen separatists in the face of sharp criticism by Mr. Putin following the terrorist attack last week that killed...
  • Leader of attack on Russian region of Ingushetia killed in special operation

    06/28/2004 9:31:36 PM PDT · by Destro · 1 replies · 141+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | 18:52 on June 28, 2004, EST | AP
    Leader of attack on Russian region of Ingushetia killed in special operation Updated at 18:52 on June 28, 2004, EST. VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia (AP) - Russian troops killed the leader of a Wahhabi group responsible for last week's violent attack in the region of Ingushetia. Magomed Yevloyev died resisting Ingush and Russian officers trying to capture him, said Gelani Myerzoyev, an Ingush prosecutor. An automatic rifle and a grenade launcher were found with his body, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported. Yevloyev, 32, was believed to be responsible for the June 21-22 attacks against law-enforcement officers in the city of Nazran and...
  • Tales of Night of Terror in Russian Region-(REQUIRED READING !!!)

    06/25/2004 9:36:50 PM PDT · by Flavius · 17 replies · 232+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Published: June 26, 2004 | By C. J. CHIVERS
    AZRAN, Russia, June 25 — As the shooting erupted here in the capital of the southern Russian region of Ingushetia on Monday night, Senior Lt. Abuyazid Kostoyev gathered four officers at the central police barracks, hurried them to a police car and sped toward the chaos they could hear outside.
  • 75 Die as Chechen Rebels Stage Raid Across Border

    06/22/2004 8:44:26 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 3 replies · 176+ views
    Nytimes ^ | 06/22/04 | C. J. CHIVERS
    June 23, 2004 75 Die as Chechen Rebels Stage Raid Across Border By C. J. CHIVERS and STEVEN LEE MYERS ROZNY, Russia, June 22 - An audacious overnight raid by heavily armed militants in a southern Russian republic neighboring Chechnya killed at least 75 people and wounded dozens more before the fighters withdrew with minimal losses and a cache of captured weapons, officials said Tuesday. The raid, which began late Monday night with attacks against police and security posts across the republic of Ingushetia, was concentrated in the principal city, Nazran. It was the largest attack by Chechnya's separatist rebels...
  • The Widening Chechen Campaign

    06/22/2004 7:49:07 PM PDT · by Axion · 7 replies · 305+ views
    STRATFOR ^ | June 22, 2004 0132 GMT
    Summary More than 200 Chechen militants staged attacks in Ingushetia province June 22, killing at least 57 people -- including 18 police officers. Though the attack -- one of the bloodiest in recent memory -- does not indicate a shift in militant tactics, there is reason to believe the guerrillas will try expand their fight beyond Chechnya's borders in the near future. Analysis A large band of Chechen militants carried out attacks June 22 on a number of targets within Russia's Ingushetia province. Some 57 people were killed before Russian soldiers were dispatched to restore calm to the area. The...
  • 57 Killed in Russian Border Attack

    06/22/2004 3:25:56 PM PDT · by RussianConservative · 5 replies · 214+ views
    World News Daily ^ | Jun 22, 1:16 PM | YURI BAGROV
    CHERMEN, Russia (AP) - Thousands of troops poured into a southern Russian city Tuesday, chasing Chechen rebels who set fire to police and government buildings in coordinated attacks that killed at least 57 people, officials said. The dead included 47 law enforcement officers or officials, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported, citing Beslan Khamkoyev, acting interior minister of the republic of Ingushetia. A U.N. humanitarian worker was among the dead, authorities said, as were three high-ranking regional officials. Late Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to Ingushetia where he told its president, Murat Zyazkikov, that the search for the attackers must...
  • Chechen Attacks Kill Dozens; Putin Angry ( Fifty-seven people killed )

    06/22/2004 9:55:51 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies · 255+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:33 AM ET | staff
        Chechen Attacks Kill Dozens; Putin AngryTue Jun 22, 2004 11:33 AM ET NAZRAN, Russia (Reuters) - Suspected Chechen rebels rampaged through a southern Russian region early on Tuesday, mounting a brazen onslaught that killed 57 people and raised new doubts about Moscow's ability to stamp out separatist violence. The fighters seized Ingushetia's interior ministry building for several hours and attacked other top security points. "They must be found and destroyed. Those whom it is possible to take alive must be handed over to the courts," President Vladimir Putin said angrily in comments at a Kremlin meeting with...
  • Stunning raid kills at least 48 near Chechnya

    06/22/2004 8:22:30 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 127+ views
    TheStar ^ | 06/22/04 | YURI BAGROV
    Stunning raid kills at least 48 near Chechnya About 100 militants attack border posts, ministry HQ YURI BAGROV ASSOCIATED PRESS CHERMEN, Russia - Thousands of troops poured into a southern Russian city today chasing suspected Chechen rebels who set fire to police and government buildings in neighbouring Ingushetia province. At least 48 people were killed in the bold overnight attacks. An official with the Interior Ministry for the province of Ingushetia said 18 policemen were among the 48 dead. However, the Interfax news agency later quoted President Vladimir Putin’s envoy to the region as saying 47 police had been killed,...