The national anti-terrorist Committee announced the elimination of four militants in the capital of Ingushetia, Nazran. According to preliminary data, among them was the emissary of the “Islamic state”, Zubiri Soutien. The bandits were planning to carry out attacks during cultural events. However, experts have doubts as to their belonging to an international terrorist group.
7 October in Ingushetia in the course of two special operations in Nazran and the village of Gazi-Yurt was liquidated six militants. On offer law enforcement officers to surrender the bandits opened fire from automatic weapons. Security forces destroyed them. In the areas of operational action regime was introduced counter-terrorist operation.
“The militants of all groups fighting in Syria, this is not to Ingushetia”
The activity of emissaries** increased after Russia officially launched a military operation in Syria. On the territory of different subjects of the country they are trying to recruit new supporters. In addition, many Russian citizens took part in the fighting in the middle East.
About the identity of Zubiri Sautieva (or Zubayr how to spell his name in some media) know very little. He was a native of the city of Malgobek in Ingushetia, and, according to the Federal financial monitoring service (Rosfinmonitoring), he has just turned 23 years old. According to the head of the region Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, which refers to TASS, the young man returned home from Syria for training and sabotage. In particular, together with their eliminated teammates he was planning to commit a terrorist act at the festival of culture and sports of peoples of the Caucasus, which took place on 25 September in the capital of the Republic – Nazran. But then his intentions were prevented by the security forces.
In addition, as told Yevkurov, a group intended to carry out actions aimed at inciting religious hatred in the region. However, these plans did not come true. On the point of death in a private house was discovered the explosives. The identity of three accomplices of the emissary is also installed. They were all natives of the village of Surkhakhi, and each of them was not more than 30 years old. All of them were wanted.
However, the fact that during the operation was destroyed emissar IG*, questioned a well-known scientist and Chairman of the Islamic Committee of Russia Heydar Jemal. According to him, the militants of all groups fighting in Syria, this is not to Ingushetia.
“See, what a thing. All we misleading intelligence because you can’t personally check, is subject to very serious doubt. You don’t know whether he was sent from Syria, or, perhaps, he was working a billet of some structures on the ground, that it was prepared to this end. First, why IG* and not some other structure? Why not “Dzhebhat-EN-Nusra” or “Jaish al-Islam”? There are plenty of other organizations. That is something that all IG*, IG*, IG*, immediately inspires serious doubt,” said Jamal, the journalist of the newspaper VIEW.
A similar point of view about the identity of the terrorists has a PhD in political Sciences, expert of the Association of independent political scientists Alexander perendzhiev. He added that emissaries of international terrorist groups are in the North Caucasus for a long time. Just before the representatives of the local underground gravitated to other names and often identified herself as a domestic rebel named jamaati, karatani, units “al-Qaeda” etc. Now there is a change of the brand.
“Yes, the sign changes, but the essence remains the same. As they were engaged in terrorism, and continue. Then you need to make the distinction, who is the master sent to him emissaries. I assume here is simply a hidden war against Russia,” – says the analyst.
According to him, these “masters” are using to implement their plans, as a rule, those regions where there is most fertile ground to create tension in Russia. Including Dagestan, Ingushetia and a little bit of Kabardino-Balkaria. As you know, the peoples living there in the past for a long time fought against the Russian authorities in the XIX century resulted in the prolonged Caucasian war. And then the mountaineers support was also provided from the outside. As you can see, at the end of XX and beginning of XXI century, history repeated itself.
Do not panic
“If to speak about the threat, it is serious, but the Russian special services hold back this onslaught. In our time, emissaries are not found in these regions such broad support, which was in 90-e years of the XX century. They just stopped believing. The local population realized that it is not in the national consciousness, and that the ideology of these “zaslantsev” nothing to do with the national interests has,” said Perendzhiev.
In addition, the expert stated that in General ideological opposition from Russia developed, and in schools of all republics of the North Caucasus carried out the relevant lessons. According to him, there is even a special tutorial, instil anti-terrorist culture.
However, in the hands of recruiters plays a social situation in the North Caucasus and thinking of the young generation, which, according to Perendija, very infantile, than the emissaries and are processing their ideas of creating in Russia an Islamic Caliphate.
“They do not calculate the risks. Young people don’t want to do good. To life they refer to as computer game which may be repeated several times, and they just need to pull out from the clutches of the puppeteers,” he says.
Overall, however, the work of Russian special services in the fight against terrorist groups the analyst estimates as effective. As an example, he cited a RAID in St. Petersburg, when the elimination of members of the Kabardino-Balkarian underground was not injured, not a single resident of a multistory residential building.
“In addition to military methods to combat terrorism conducted various studies, and I’m sure there will be new effective methods of struggle. The exponential operation in the Northern capital. Her level of organization speaks to the high professionalism of our intelligence services”, – concluded the expert in conversation with the newspaper LOOK.
Note, this is not the first operation against militants in the territory of the Republic, including against the Islamists. So, on 26 may, the special forces of FSB and MVD neutralized five militants associated with banned terrorist group “Islamic state*”.
March 29 in Dagestan, near the village of Sochi, has exploded two cars of the temporary operative grouping of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia. In the attack one police officer was killed, another was wounded. Responsibility for the attack took the IG*.
* Organization in respect of which the court accepted entered into legal force decision on liquidation or ban the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law “On countering extremist activity”