- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The “Russian bin Laden” is dead, if reports by a website dedicated to Islamic news in the North Caucasus is correct.

An acknowledgment of Doku Umarov’s death by the Kavkaz Center is the first time a pro-Chechin website has made such an announcement, Business Insider reported.

Umarov has been practicing terror for decades, mostly in the region’s southern Caucasus, and was recently in the news for calling for terror attacks to take place during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

The Kavkaz Center asserted that Umarov had “given 20 years of his life to the jihad” and called him a martyr, Reuters reported.

A spokesman for Russia’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee was not able to confirm the terror leader’s death, the wire service reported.

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