MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Aslan Byutukayev who was eliminated during a special operation in Chechnya on Wednesday has led terror groups of militants scattered after Doku Umarov’s liquidation, the Information Center of the National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) told TASS on Wednesday.
"Two years after Doku Umarov, a leader of the Imarat Kavkaz criminal group, was neutralized during one of the special operations, Byutukayev took over the leadership of fragmented gangs committing crimes in the North Caucasus," the NAC noted.
Byutukayev was an expert in training suicide bombers. He is implicated in committing a number of terror crimes. "In 2011, he was one of the organizers of a terrorist act with a large number of casualties in Domodedovo airport. His gang continued to act already under the leadership of the Islamic State terrorist organization which is outlawed in Russia, committing acts of terrorism, attacking members of law enforcement, extorting money from entrepreneurs," the NAC reported. In 2012-2013, the gang was involved in several explosions of homemade explosive devices resulting in casualties. In 2014, the gang attacked Grozny’s Press House.
On February 8, 2010, the Russian Supreme Court declared the Imarat Kavkaz a terrorist organization. The extremist organization’s activities are outlawed in Russia
On December 29, 2014, the Russian Supreme Court declared the Islamic State - IS - (before 2014 - the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS) a terrorist organization. The extremist organization’s activities are outlawed in Russia.