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Russia Terrorism 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Russia Terrorism 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Terrorist groups - foreign based:
Aum Shinrikyo (AUM): aim(s): attract new members seeking religious outlets and a willingness to commit an increasing amount of their assets to AUM area(s) of operation: current membership is comprised largely of Russian nationals living in Russia, where the majority of members have lived since the group formed circa 1984, even during the group's peak in the 1990s of tens of thousands of members spread across the globe; according to Russian officials in 2016, there are between 1,500 and 30,000 Russian followers living in Russia; recruitment efforts have intensified in recent years; on 20 September 2016, the Russian Supreme Court declared the group to be a terrorist organization and outlawed its activity
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): aim(s): implement its strict interpretation of Sharia in Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkariya area(s) of operation: operational in the northern Caucasus's Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkariya (ISIL's Wilayat Kavkaz) regions, where the branch has been known as ISIL-Caucasus ISIL-C) since 23 June 2015; ISIL-C claimed responsibility for attacking a Russian military base on 2 September 2015 in Magaramkent in southern Dagestan, killing and injuring several Russian citizens; ISIL-C was placed in the US Department of State's designated global terror category under Executive Order 13224 on 29 September 2015; overall leader Aslan Avgazarovich BYUTUKAEV (a.k.a. Emir Khamzat) commanded suicide battalions before assuming his current role in June 2015; BYUTUKAEV continues to direct suicide operations and is responsible for numerous lethal suicide bombings over the years, including the 24 January 2011 attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport that killed at least 37 people and injured over 100; comprises fighters from four Caucasus regions: Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkariya; as of early 2017, an estimated 2,400 Russian nationals were fighting alongside ISIL as foreign fighters


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Russia on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Russia Terrorism 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Russia Terrorism 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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