Chechnya Resources at SWJ

Tags : Chechnya, extremism, Islamism, Russia, terrorism, terrorist


In the 90's I oversaw a USMC project interviewing Chechen players in support of the Marine Corps' urban operations effort -

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.

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

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.

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:

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!