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Chechnya Resources at SWJ

Comments

Peter J. Munson

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 12:48pm

In reply to by Mark Pyruz

Appears clear now that they are of Chechen origin based on reporting and the uncle's statement.

Peter J. Munson

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:52am

In reply to by Mark Pyruz

Fair point and I do know that Dagestan and Chechnya have different histories. I haven't seen anything saying they are from Dagestan, but haven't been following closely since the first reports this AM. I've modified the language above and David's council threads include Dagestan info. Unfortunately, I don't think we have any stand-alone articles on Dagestan.

Mark Pyruz

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:28am

Are they in fact ethnic Chechens? News reports state they are from Dagestan. The history of Dagestan is different than that of Chechnya.

One is named after the old Turko-Mongol conqueror, Timur. Their last name appears Russian in origin.

davidbfpo

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 9:52am

There are a number of SWC threads on matters Chechen, available to non-members via the Search facility.

1) The Threat from Swarm Attacks (catch all), which started with a CTC Sentinel article: http://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/the-threat-from-swarm-attacks-case-studie…

2) A long running thread The North Caucasus: Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia

3) A parallel thread Terrorism in Russia (merged thread)

4) Re Afghan reports a thread Imaginary Chechens Attack!