DESCRIPTION: Interactive map of the militant regions of the North Caucasus region in southern Russia (https://clearspace.stratfor.com/docs/DOC-6523 - used in Lauren’s book if allowed if not then https://clearspace.stratfor.com/docs/DOC-4875 ). There will should be an icon to click on outlining the whole emirate (see https://clearspace.stratfor.com/docs/DOC-4875) i.e. the entire region, as well as each Republic (Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay Chekessia) having an icon to name and describe each Republic’s “Vilayet” (province or administrative region for the CE) and Emir (leader) who are listed below, to open/pop-up and provide a picture with bullet points about the leader. Please include Sochi as a location on the map: http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1_____enUS419US420&q=Sochi&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=Sochi,+Region+of+Krasnodar,+Russia&gl=us&ei=ftG_TeDmKNOXtwfNjpzCBQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ8gEwAA.
Emir: Military commander or local chief
Sector: Areas of military / insurgent / terrorist activity
Jamaat: Assembly - in the case of CE, of fighters – Jamaats in the CE vary drastically in size, from a few men to a few hundred men in some cases
HEADER: CENTRAL LEADERSHIP (on icon for the entire/whole N. Caucasus) – As of January 2011
Header Text: Emir of the Caucasus Emirate – Dokku Umarov
Fought in both Chechen wars, considered a very experienced leader
Served as security minister for Chechnya during short-term de facto independence 1996-1999
Born in 1964, Umarov has six known children with a wife who was reportedly killed on March 28 in an air raid in a village in Ingushetia
Following the Russian takeover of Chechnya, Umarov rose through the ranks from commander of the Chechen resistance to commander of the “South-Western Front” in 2002
Umarov was considered an important factor in the June 2004 Chechen incursion into Ingushetia, and was alleged to have led the Beslan school siege in September of that same year
Umarov took over Chechen resistance after the death of Khalim Saydullayev, who was attempting to unite Islamic resistance to Russian rule in the North Caucasus, in 2006
Umarov declared himself the Emir of the Caucasus Emirate in Oct. 2007, laying claim to not only Chechnya, but also Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino- Balkaria, and Karachay-Cherkessia with alleged Jamaats, or assemblies, operating in the Nogai Steppe and in Adegaya as well
Umarov is held responsible for planning the high profile attacks at the Moscow Domoredovo Airport in January, 2011, as well as the March 2010 Moscow Metro suicide bomings and the November 2009 Saint Petersburg train bombing
Umarov has survived several assassination attempts – the most recent being on May 28, 2011 in Dagestan when Russian jets pounded locations thought to house CE members killing Umarov’s wife, personal physician and key leaders of the CE, including his deputy, Supyan Abdulaev. Umarov reportedly called Radio Free Liberty on April 7, 2011 to confirm he was alive.
Pop-up 2 (Whole of N. Caucasus)
Header text: Deputy Emir of the Caucasus Emirate, Abu Supyan Abdulaev (killed March 28, 2011 in Ingushetia) – replacement unknown
Served as Minister of Internal Affairs in the “Chechen Republic of Ichkeria”
Served as Ministry of the Interior of the Province of Nokhchicho of the Caucasus Emirate
Broke with CE Emir Umarov and others (below) after video of Umarov appeared in which Umarov named Aslanbek Vadalov as his replacement – and reneging the decision a day later
It is believed that the split revolves around the allocation of funding for the various Vilaiyats
INV Naib is Tarkhan Gaziev, and the organization is organized into at least two fronts, each with an Emire, and at least a total of six sectors, each with an Emir
Chechnya Vilayat – note there was a split between Chechen leadership in August 2010 and sworn loyalties, or bayats to Umarov, are sketchy in some sectors, leaving Chechnya with two rival Vilaiyat groups and leaders
It is assumed that outside of the declared Independent Nokchicho (Chechnya) Vilaiyat, the rest of the groups are loyal to Umarov in Chechnya still. A Nokhchicho Vilaiyat Emir has not been named yet, so Doku Umarov is considered to be in control of the non-INV Jamaats
At least 17 military sectors, each sector with own Emir, and multiple Jamaats, are still loyal to Umarov in Chechnya.
Pop-up 7 (In Chechnya on map)
Header Text: Riyadus Salikhin Martyrs’ Brigade (RSMB) – Amir ‘Khamzat’ Aslan Byutukaev – killed in Verkhinii Akhul, Ingushetia on March 28.
Group founded by Shamil Basaev in October 1999 under the name of Riyadus Salihiin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Chechen Martyrs
Took part in numerous attacks, including the 2002 truck bombing of Chechnya’s government building, the 2002 theatre siege in Moscow, the 2003 FSB headquarters bombing in Grozny, the 2004 string of female suicide bombings, the 2004 Beslan school siege, and the multiple airplane bombings in 2004
Went into hiding after three members were killed on March 10, 2011 – group members believed the three who died were betrayed by someone within the group
Was killed in the village of Progress in with the following subordinates (nearly the entire leadership of the KBK), Emir of the North Eastern Sector Abdul Jabbar (Kazbek Tashu), Emir of the South Western Sector Zakaria (Ratmir Shameyev), Deputy Emir Abdul Jabbar
At least seven sectors with numerous Jamaats
Header Text: Gyalgyaiche Vilaiyat (Ingushetia and Ossetia) – Emir Adam Ganishev (last reported Emir)