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Active and Past Terrorist Groups
Biographies of key figures in terrorism in the Caucasus.
Abu Omar al-Shishani
Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili. Georgian-born commander for the Islamic State in Syria and a former sergeant in the Georgian Army.
Emir Aslambek, is a Chechen rebel leader fighting in the North Caucasus. He was appointed the supreme leader of the Caucasus Emirate on 1 August 2010, though this was later retracted.
Was a leader of the Chechen independence movement and the third President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. He was killed in Tolstoy-Yurt, in northern Chechnya, in 2005.
Dokka Abu Usman; was a Chechen Islamist militant in Russia. Claimed responsibility for several attacks on civilian targets since 2009, including the 2010 Moscow Metro bombings and the 2011 Domodedovo International Airport bombing.
A senior commander operating in the North Caucasus prior to his death in 2013.
The First Deputy Prime Minister of the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.
Was a Chechen militant Islamist. Responsible for numerous attacks in Chechnya and the 2002 Moscow theater hostage crisis. Killed in the village of Ali-Yurt, Ingushetia in 2006.
Also known as Emir Tarkhan, is a Chechen Mujahid Emir (commander) fighting in the North Caucasus.
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