RUSSIA – A Chechen warlord who had urged his followers to attack the Olympic Games has been killed, it has been reported.
Doku Umarov, who threatened to attack the Games in Sochi, Russia, is dead according to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov who wrote the unverified claims on his Instagram account.
Kadyrov has made the claims a number of times in the past and no proof has been submitted to verify his death. News of Umarov’s death came from intercepted communications between rebel leaders who were discussing his replacement, according to Kadyrov.
However CBS News reports he didn’t say when the conversation was or how he had the information. But messages appearing to confirm the claims have appeared on Chechen jihadist web forums and an audio recording of Islamic sharia judge Abu Mohammed Ali Daghestani, who is linked to Umarov’s movement, also confirmed the news. (read more)