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The North Caucasus Insurgency and Syria: An Exported Jihad?
The North Caucasus Insurgency and Syria: An Exported Jihad?
What Comes After the Bloody Battle for Aleppo?
What Comes After the Bloody Battle for Aleppo?
A house destroyed by security services in Dagestan. CRISIS GROUP/Varvara Pakhomenko
Report 238 / Europe & Central Asia

The North Caucasus Insurgency and Syria: An Exported Jihad?

Russia’s North Caucasus insurgency has gone relatively quiet, as Moscow crushed militants and many left to fight in Syria and Iraq. But longstanding grievances remain and the war may only have widened, as evidenced by the bombing of a Russian airliner in Egypt and the emergence of new groups swearing allegiance to the Islamic State in Russia itself.

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