By Theodore Shoebat
Russian forces ambushed four major Muslim terrorist leaders and killed all of them. According to the report from This is England:
Russian security forces have killed four Wahhabi Islamist extremists, including Al Qaeda’s leader in the Caucasus. The decisive action differs from the preferred British way of dealing with such people, which usually involves benefits hand-outs, free houses and legal advice, and council-provided meeting halls for terror-preaching exercises!
The Anti-Terrorist Committee said the suspects were killed in a raid in the province of Dagestan. It identified one of them as Magomed Suleimanov (above), the leader of the Caucasus Emirate, a loose group embracing Islamic militants in the Caucasus. Suleimanov’s deputy was also among those killed.
The committee said Suleimanov was suspected of staging the 2012 killing of Said Afandi, the powerful leader of Dagestan’s Muslim Brotherhood. The warlord was also accused of numerous killings of police officers and civilians in the region.
Dagestan has been the epicenter of the Islamic insurgency that spread across North Caucasus after two separatist wars in Chechnya. The insurgents want to carve out a separate state governed by their strict interpretation of Islamic law, and some have links to the Islamic State group.
Suleimanov was the third Caucasus rebel chief killed in as many years. He became the leader of the Caucasus Emirate in April, after the Russian forces killed his predecessor Aliaskhab Kebekov. Kebekov, who pledged allegiance to al-Qaida, succeeded Doku Umarov, who had claimed responsibility for major terror attacks in Russia.
Islamist terror gangs in the Caucasus have been encouraged by American intelligence agencies and wealthy businessmen exiled from Russia for tax evasion. In a policy that echoes the mistake the USA made in creating Al Qaeda to give the old Soviet Union problems in Afghanistan, Washington seems to think that it can use the Muslim extremists to hit governments it doesn’t like, including in Syria and Russia, without suffering ‘blowback’. Short-sighted or what?!
God bless Russia. I think they are better at handling this evil because unlike the West, they respect and maintain the Christian Faith!