Chechnya terror groups and ties to Al Qaeda

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There are many other little known groups involved in the insurgency and terror campaign against Russia and the government it backs in Chechnya, led by former rebel turned Putin-backed strongman Ramzan Kadyrov.

The Global Terrorism Database maintained by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at Maryland University lists hundreds of attacks in Chechnya, Russia and even Turkey by these and other unknown Chechen groups.

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Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman is an award-winning reporter for The Washington Times, covering foreign affairs, defense and cybersecurity. He was a senior editor and correspondent for United Press International for nearly a decade, and has covered the Department of Homeland Security since 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became ...

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