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MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. The leader of the terrorist organization Caucasus Emirate, Aliaskhab Kebekov, who is Doku Umarov’s "successor," has been eliminated in a special operation near Buinaksk, Dagestan, the Information Centre of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee (NAC) told TASS on Monday.
The special operation was conducted on the outskirts of Buinaksk, in Gerei-Avlak village.
"The eliminated criminals have been preliminarily identified as: Aliaskhab Kebekov, born in 1972, who in 2014 replaced the killed leader of the international terrorist organization Caucasus Emirate, Doku Umarov, Shamil Gadzhiyev, born in 1982, the terrorist leader in the territory of the Untsukulsky district of the republic; Omar Magomedov, born in 1980, the ringleader of illegal armed groups of the so-called central sector of the terrorist network operating in Dagestan," NAC reported.
According to NAC data, "Kebekov was directly involved in the organization of the murder of the Sufi Muslim spiritual leader of Dagestan popularly known as Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi in 2012, as well as in plotting the terrorist attacks in the city of Volgograd (Southern Russia) in 2013."