‘ ISIS Threatens Vladimir Putin in Video ‘

#AceNewsServices (Opinion) – September 21 – Russia, which has criticized U.S. plans to launch strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria, could soon become a victim of the militant group, whose members include extremists from Chechnya.

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The Soufan Group, a New York-based intelligence firm, estimated in June that some 200 Chechen fighters were involved in the Syrian conflict.

Earlier this month, ISIS jihadists released a video threatening Russia shortly after they captured an air base in Raqqa, eastern Syria, and seized Russian-made fighter jets. 

In the video, a militant said: “This message is addressed to you, oh Vladimir Putin. These are your aircraft which you sent to [Syrian President] Bashar [al-Assad], and with the help of Allah we’ll send them back to you. Remember this. And with the permission of Allah, we’ll liberate Chechnya and all the Caucasus.”

Marvin Kalb, a senior adviser to the Washington-based Pulitzer Center, told Al Arabiya News: “Putin worries constantly about local insurgents getting field training in Syria, or now in ISIS, and then returning to Russia to implement their new skills.

“Putin doesn’t want them back in Russia, and this is a chronic nightmare for him.”

Alex Melikishvili, a senior analyst at U.S.-based research giant IHS, said it is “entirely conceivable” that returning ISIS fighters would wage war against Russia, just as Chechen insurgents have done over the last two decades.

The longer it takes to destroy ISIS, the higher the likelihood that some of its battle-hardened militants will make their way  to the North Caucasus,” Melikishvili told Al Arabiya News.

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` Rescuers Report Finding Seven Survivors of a Minibus Crash ‘

#AceNewsServices – DAGESTAN – June 04  – Rescuers have reportedly found seven survivors of a minibus crash in the Russian North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan.

One child was found dead, ITAR-TASS quoted a duty police officer in Tsuntinsky district as saying on Wednesday.

The information was preliminary, and it was still unclear how many passengers had been on the bus, he said.

Ten people were killed and seven injured after a minibus fell off a cliff in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan, RIA Novosti reported. Two children were among those dead, according to local police. In the past few days, it has been raining heavily in the Tsuntinsky district where the incident happened.

The accident that happened near the settlement of Sagada on Wednesday morning might have been caused by adverse weather conditions. “It has been raining heavily in the district in the past few days. Perhaps the road was damaged,” the officer said.


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` Two Killed in Stand-Off in City of Chegem in Russian North Caucasus Are Identified Terrorist’s ‘

#AceWorldNews – CAUCASUS – May 17 – Two people killed in a stand-off with police in the city of Chegem in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria have been identified as a leader and a member of a terrorist cell, belonging to the internationally banned Caucasus Emirate organization, according to a statement by the Russia’s National Anti-terrorism Committee (NAC) ,cited by Interfax.

The men opened fire on police, who tried to stop their car.

The police fired back killing the two gunmen.

The car they were driving appeared to be stolen.

Police released the driver, who had been taken hostage.

The statement by the Anti-terrorism Committee says the dead militants were planning terrorist acts and were already responsible for killing civilians and law enforcers.



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` Gang Leader and ` Four Militants ' were Killed in a ` Special Operation ' in Dagestan '

#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – March 25 – A gang leader and four militants were killed in a special operation the Russian North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, the Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) reported Tuesday.

The clash between militants and law enforcers also claimed the life of one Interior Ministry officer, leaving another one wounded, the committee told Itar-Tass.

A few suspected members of illegal armed units were blocked by Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and Interior Ministry special forces in a house in the Pervomayskoye village in Dagestan’s Khasavyurt District.

The suspects were “told to lay down arms, but they opened fire from automatic weapons on law enforcers”.

All five were “neutralized” during the special operation.

They were identified, including the head of so-called Khasavyurt gang, Tural Atayev born in 1988, an Azeri national, who was one of the organizers of a terrorist attack in the city of Pyatigorsk in December.

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` Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee cannot confirm reports `Doku Umarov ‘ was Martyred – based on Reports ‘

#AceWorldNews Russia’s National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAC) said it cannot confirm reports of the death of Russia’s most wanted terrorist, Doku Umarov.

The statement comes following media reports citing one of the insurgent web-sites, on which his group said that Umarov “was martyred.”

A leader of the self-proclaimed Caucasus Emirate, Umarov, 49, claimed personal responsibility for numerous attacks against civilians on Russian soil, earning himself the media nickname of “Russia’s bin Laden”.

The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, repeatedly claimed that the terrorist leader was dead.

However, no official confirmation or proof has been submitted.


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` Russian One Channel was hit by a DDoS attack that was supposed to be `Anonymous Caucasus ‘ Twitter Reported ‘

#AceNewsServices – Moscow – The site of the Russian Channel One was unavailable due to a DDoS attack, the channel’s press office confirmed to Itar-Tass. No details as to the power of the attack are available. The channel’s official website is now working normally.

The channel’s site was made unavailable between midday and 1pm Moscow time (GMT+4) from Kiev, reported the press office.

The channel earlier supposed the resource might have been attacked by the hacker group Anonymous Caucasus as report of the attack came out on its account on Twitter.

The same group released data about attacks on the Syrian Government’s sites and Lifenews.ru media which was put out on February 20, 2014.

In DDoS (Distributed denial-of-service attack) multiple systems, mainly contaminated with viruses, flood the attacked resource with requests and thus make it unavailable.


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” Russian Police Killed in Shoot-Out in Dagestan “

#AceNewsServices says `Russian police kill 4 Suspected Militants in Dagestan

Russian police killed four suspected militants in a shoot-out at a house in the


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Reuters reported, citing law enforcement agencies.

The gun fight broke out on Saturday after police surrounded a private house used by militants in the region some 600km from Sochi, at the other end of the Caucasus Mountain chain. Sochi is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

The clash was reportedly not connected with the Games.


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