Schlagwort-Archive: Domodedovo

Deputy Leader of Caucasus Emirate Killed

by Florian Flade

Abu Supyan – Caucasus Jihadi´s Deputy

A bloody battle must have taken place in a village in Ingushetia on March 28 when Russian special forces started an operation to hunt down the masterminds of the January 24 suicide bombing at Moscow´s Airport. At least 17 Islamist rebels and several Russian soldiers were killed during the night combat operation.

New agencies quoted Russian counter-terrorism officials as saying there were some indications the most wanted terrorist in Russia, Dokku Umarov, head of the „Islamic Caucasus Emirate“, was one of the fatalities in the military raid. „Russia´s Bin Laden Killed“, several news outlets around the world reported. Yet, Umarov´s death was not officially confirmed.

Now the „Islamic Caucasus Emirate“ has released a statement announcing the „martyrdom“ of its Deputy Commander Abu Supyan and denying the killing of Dokku Umarov. Abu Supyan was a Jihadi militant active in the Caucasus since November 16 1994, according to the terrorist group. He allegedly was a „experienced teacher, scout and commander“ and „trained hundreds of young Mujahidin in warfare, Islam and Jihad“. In the 1990s he served on the frontline of the Grozny battles, leading fighters in combat against Russian forces.

The now killed Deputy Commander of the Caucasian Jihadis was a very close companion of Dokku Umarov. Another very close aid, his personal doctor, Yusup Buzurtanov, was killed too in the March 28 military operation. „A bag with medical supplies, including syringes and vials with insulin was found near Buzurtanov’s body“, according to Russian media reports. This indicated rumors, Umarov suffers from diabetes.

Seems like Russia´s enemy No.1, Dokku Umarov, is still at large. Recently, he warned Russia to expect a year of terror.

2nd Video – Dokku Umarov Claims Moscow Airport Bombing

by Florian Flade


Did Dokku Umarov, the self-declared Emir of the Caucasus and most-wanted terrorist in Russia, think his latest message did not gain enough media attention or could be misunderstood? Only one day after a first propaganda video featuring Umarov was released on the Internet, a second tape appeared today – this time Umarov claimed directly responsibility for the suicide bombing at Moscow´s Domodedovo Airport on January 24.

On Saturday Umarov´s group, the „Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus“, had released a video featuring the Jihadi leader, a commander of the suicide-bomber unit (Riyad us-Salihin Brigade) of the group and a young man named „Saifullah“ who was sent to Moscow to carry out a „special operation“. Although the Saturday-video bared all the hallmarks of a „claim of responsibility“-tape, there was no clear mention of an upcoming suicide bombing in Moscow. The alleged bomber however was tasked to go to Russia to commit a attack. Russia should expect, Umarov said, „a year of blood and tears.“

Possibly Dokku Umarov alias „Abu Usman“ was not very satisfied with the media coverage of the first video tape featuring him and the Moscow suicide bomber. The rebel leader appeared today in a second tape in which he declares he had ordered the Moscow Airport bombing „and that such operations will undoubtedly continue in the future“. The Muslims of the Caucasus are at war with Russia, Umarov says, fighting for liberation and their dignity. Russia will be faced with new terror attacks in the future, Umarov warns in today´s tape. „40-60 brothers are ready to carry out such operations“, the Chechen Jihadi leader says, „These attacks will continue every week and every month.“

Russian police investigators said they have identified the suicide bomber which carried out the bloody bombing in January which left 36 people dead. The bomber suspect is most likely a 20 year-old man from North Caucasian Republic of Ingushetia who disappeared from his village some six months ago. From a look at the picture taken by police after the bombing, the face of the suicide bomber matches the one of „Saifullah“ seen in the Saturday video claim by the Caucasian Jihadis.

Caucasian Jihadis Claim Moscow Airport Bombing

by Florian Flade


In a new video message released by Caucasian militants, the leader of the „Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus“, Dokku Umarov, announces Russia will face a year of „blood and tears“ with more terror attacks to come. The Jihadi leader is seen sitting in front of a black flag, on his right there is Amir Khamzat, the commander of the „Riyad us-Salihin Brigade“ – the special operations unit tasked to carry out suicide bombings in the Caucasus and Russia.

On Umarov´s left side there is a young man sitting on the ground who´s name is given as „Saifullah“. Umarov says the young militant will be send to Moscow to carry out a „special operation“.  „We pray to Allah to accept our brother as a martyr in paradise“, Umarov says.

Though there is no clear reference to the suicide bombing at Moscow´s International Airport Domodedovo given, it appears as if the video tape was recorded prior to the attack that killed 36 at the end of January.  „I´m a Mujahid of the Riyad us-Salihin-Brigades of the Islamic Emirate of the Causasus“, the alleged suicide bomber says, „I will carry out my mission so that Allah´s word becomes the highest.“ Putin and Medwedew should know, Saifullah warns, that he is not the only one willing to carry out a suicide operation – „We are not a few, many will follow after me.“

The identity of the suicide bomber was not been released by Russian police but the rumors spread a man named Magomed Yevloyev from the Ingushetian village of Ali Yurt as the possibly bomber suspect. Parents and friends reported the 20-year old went missing and is suspected of having joined the Jihadi rebels of Dokku Umarov.