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TITLE: Caucasus Emirate Leadership and Active Provinces 


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Header Text: Emir of the Caucasus Emirate – Doku Umarov 

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Fought in both Chechen wars, considered an 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 Adygaea as well

·         Current Nokchicho (Chechnya) Vilayat Emir – 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 Vilaiyats - Nokchicho (Chechnya) Vilaiyat led by Emir Doku Umarov and the Independent Nokchicho (Chechnya) Vilaiyat (INV) led by Emir Hussein Gakaev

·         It is assumed that outside of the declared Independent Nokchicho (Chechnya) Vilaiyat, most remain loyal to Umarov in the Caucasus

·         At least 17 military sectors, each sector with own Emir, and multiple Jamaats, are still loyal to Umarov in Chechnya

·         Umarov is held responsible by the Kremlin for planning the high profile attacks at the Moscow Domodedovo 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 called Radio Free Liberty on April 7, 2011 to confirm he was alive.

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Header text: Naib (Deputy Emir) of the Caucasus Emirate, Abu Supyan Abdulaev (killed March 28, 2011 in Ingushetia) – replacement unknown 

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·         Joined the Chechen resistance on Nov. 26, 1994 in the battle of Grozny – fought in the second Chechen war and post-war resistance

·         Supyan was known for his teaching skills and trained hundreds of Chechen and other Mujahadeen fighters

·         Supyan was widely respected and his nickname in both Chechnya and Ingushetia was dada, or father

·         Supyan was a key figure in diffusing the August 2010 split between the ranks over the apparent resignation, and denial of resignation, by Dokku Umarov

·         It remains to be seen if the Caucasus Emirate will not further splinter with the death of Abdulaev

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Header Text: Key Figure - Shamil Basaev, Chechen field commander in both Chechen wars - DECEASED
Image:  SOURCE

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·         Vice President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria - proponent of pan-Caucasus fight against Russia and a pan-Caucasus Islamic state

·         Critical participant in the 1999 Dagestan invasion, the Moscow theatre crisis in 2002 and the siege of Beslan in 2004

·         Killed on July 10, 2006 in Ingushetia


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Header Text: Key Figure - “Caucasus Front” Leader Sheikh Abdul-Khalim Saydullayev

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·         Served as a religious leader and propagandist in the Second Chechen war

      Succeeded Chechen resistance leader Aslan Maskhadov as leader of the Chechen resistance

      Announced the "Caucasus Front" in May 2005 - the first linking of the Chechen resistance with anti-Russian and Islamic insurgents in neighboring republics

·         Killed June 17, 2006 in Chechnya

Header Text: Dagestan Vilaiyat Emir Salih (Ibragimkhalil Daudov) SOURCE
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- Previously commander of the central sector of the Dagestani Front

- Appointed Commander of the Dagestan Front on May 10, 2011 by order of Doku Umarov

- Appointed Dagestan Emir on May 10, 2011 by order of Doku Umarov

- Replaced Emir Hassan (Israpil Validzhanov)

- An estimated 9 sectors and 23 jamaats in Dagestan



Header Text: CE splinter group - Independent Nokhchicho (Chechnya) Vilaiyat - Emir  Hussein  Gakaev

Image:  SOURCE Image text: Center
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·         Gakaev fought in both Chechen wars

·         Served as Minister of Internal Affairs in the “Chechen Republic of Ichkeria” in the inter-regnum

·         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 – Umarov reniged the decision a day later

·         It is believed that the split with Umarov evolved 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

Header Text: Galgaiche Vilaiyat (Ingushetia) – Emir Adam Ganishev

Image: NONE – place a ? mark and silhouette of a face as there is no photo of him.

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·         Gyalgyaiche Vilaiyat (Ingushetia and Ossetia) Emir was last reported as Adam Ganishev

·         The preceding Emir was Ilez Gardanov (no known photos), killed on August 23, 2010, who was preceded by Emir Magas (Ali Taziyev)

·         Emir Magas was captured by Russian forces on June 9, 2010

·         The Gyalyaiche Vilaiyat contains an estimated three Sectors with an estimated eight Jamaats of varying sizes

MAP Pop-up 4 – PROVINCE OF KABARDINO-BALKRAIA-KARACHAY (place icon on the border between the two republics)
Header Text: United Province of Kabardino-Balkaria-Karachai (OVKBK) – Emir “Abdullah”

Emir Asker Dzhappuyev


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·     United Province of Kabardino-Balkar-Karachai (OVKBK) Vilaiyat -  Emir “Abdullah” - Asker Jappuyev – killed on April 29, 2011 - no known replacement

·         Head of the Yarmuk Jamaat after the death of “Emir Seyfullah” Anzor Estimirov, before becoming Emir of the KBK Vilaiyat

·     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 – demonstrating Russian effectiveness

·         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 on April 29, 2011, on the border of Kabarino-Balkaria and Stavropol Krai.

MAP Pop-up 5 – NOGAI STEPPE (would cover Krasnodar Krai, Adyegea and Stavropol Krai)
Header Text: Last known Emir of Adygea Jamaat - Emir Vakhab (Asker Setov), part of the Nogai Steppe Vilaiyat and covers both Adygea and Krasnodar Krai

ttacker of police checkpoint in krasnodar sentenced Source (guy standing - non-Caucasus emirate source I don't know if we can use photo)

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- Last known Jamaat leader Emir of Adygea Jamaat - Emir Vakhab (Asker Setov) - currently incarcerated by Russia

- Adygea Jamaat includes the entire Krasnodar Krai region as Muslim Circassians, now 25 percent of Adygea, used to inhabit the whole Krasnodar region until they were expelled following the Caucasus War in 1864

- No known activities from 2007 until February of this year - membership and subordinate or competing leadership is currently unknown
TIME DUE: 25/5/11

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 tens and sometime hundreds - predominantly smaller groups

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