Saturday, April 23, 2011

Kill the emissary of al Qaeda for the Caucasus

The National Counterterrorism Committee (NAC) of Russia announced today that the country's security forces killed in Chechnya "principal emissary" of Al Qaeda in the North Caucasus, a Saudi mercenary nicknamed "Mohanned." The terrorist was killed yesterday in a battle that killed two Islamic rebels, in which security forces suffered no casualties, the ANC said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies.

According to CNA, "Mohanned" era, along with Doku Umarov, who calls himself "Emir of the Caucasus", "one of the best-known figures" of Islamic guerrillas, who considered him a religious authority and influential guerrilla leader. "Nearly all suicide terrorist attacks committed in Russia in recent years was made with their participation," added the official note.

"Mohanned" and five other guerrillas were discovered around noon on Thursday by Interior Ministry troops in a mountainous area near the town of Serzh Yurt, about 40 miles southeast of Grozny, the Chechen capital. According to CNA, the Saudi was in the North Caucasus since 1999 and was the "coordinator" of economic resources from abroad to finance terrorist activities.

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