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The “last rebel stronghold near Damascus,” Eastern Ghouta, witnessed civilians and fighters fleeing the scene in buses as 100,000 residents leave after ... to the capital where government forces have routed rebels in recent weeks, forcing thousands to accept safe passage out towards the Turkish border.
Russia was mired in a war against Chechen militants and, in an election stunt less than a week before the 2000 vote, Putin climbed into the cockpit of an SU-27 fighter jet and flew it to the Chechen capital, Grozny. Meeting with members of his armed forces, he vowed to destroy the rebels. The tough-guy ...

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — Dagestan, a mostly Muslim region in the south of Russia on the northwest coast of the Caspian Sea, is known for the stark beauty of its mountain landscapes, for its many small ethnic groups, for a violent and long-simmering Islamist insurgency — and for its wrestlers. Thousands ...
The fact that the solidarity of Chechen offenders is confined by their ethnic group is confirmed by the name that Guerilla Nation Vaynakh, the most famous group in Germany, has appropriated to itself, which can be translated as the Vaynakh Partisan Nation. This name is based on the ethnonym Vaynakhs, ...
The major increase in casualties in Chechnya suggests there is potential for greater violence in Ramzan Kadyrov's republic this year. ... The effective destruction of the Caucasus Emirate, the traditional jihadist insurgent vessel in the North Caucasus, has left would-be attackers with little means by which to ...
What Russians learned well in their own Chechen campaigns at home was to exploit the weaknesses of the warring clans and fractions and ultimately to saw heavy discord among the insurgents. Picking the winning fraction of Kadirov and his loyalists to export their peculiar authoritarian counterinsurgency ...

At least five people were killed when a Russian security services helicopter crashed in Russia's Chechnya region, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported on Wednesday. ... Chechnya has been the scene of an Islamist insurgency, with sporadic clashes between rebels and security forces.
The assassination of a Chechen rebel leader, Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, in the Qatari capital Doha was the FSB's work. Putin endorsed this kind of retribution because Yandarbiyev had been touring the Gulf States to raise money for jihadis in Chechnya. And when in November 2006 the former Russian ...
As he did, Amina earned equal renown as a sniper fighting against pro-Russia rebels in the eastern part of Ukraine. .... journalist, he wrote a novel, Oath on the Koran: The Fate of a Chechen, a potboiler rife with shoot-outs and car chases, about a rebel caught up in the first Chechen war of the early 1990s.
Having saved Syrian President Bashar Assad from being toppled by Islamist rebels with a carefully calibrated series of airstrikes, Moscow is now struggling to parlay its military gains into an ... It was an arrangement that might have resembled Chechnya, and whose goals were enshrined in the UNSC Res.

Neither Chechnya nor Kadyrov are known for skiing, and one of the reporters there was interested in another topic: What was his response to accusations by a Russian media outlet that Kadyrov's security forces had systematically rounded up members of the LGBT community and tortured or killed them?
The Syrian authorities want them to be seen, to show the Islamist rebels of Ghouta know how their battle will end. Despite Russia's veto at the UN on Thursday night, however, negotiations have continued between three rebel groups and the Syrian army - under the direct mediation of the Russians - to ...
Dagestan, bordering Chechnya, is one of the poorest and most unstable regions of Russia. Islamist rebels from the region, which lies immediately east of Chechnya, are known to have travelled to Syria to join IS. In 2015, IS declared it had established a "franchise" in the North Caucasus. It has claimed a ...
The Kremlin-backed head of Russia's Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, says he hopes President Vladimir Putin will remain in power for life. ... abuses and violations of the Russian Constitution by Kadyrov because he relies on the former rebel to control separatist sentiments and violence in Chechnya, ...
Insurgent rebels can project an incredible level of violence, but they cannot match the resources of a determined nation-state. ... rebel brigade generals as heads of administrations and former rebel soldiers were folded into a federal regiment of Chechen forces - these soldiers carried out operations against insurgents in the ...
Russia states that it believes Georgia is harboring Chechen rebels, a claim denied by Georgia. September 2002 - Russian President Vladimir Putin sends a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, UN Security Council members, and members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ...


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