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Chechen rebel leader Umarov dead, insurgent website reports
Chechen rebel leader Umarov dead, insurgent website reports

Doku Umarov, the Chechen Islamic warlord who threatened to attack the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi to punish the Russian hosts, is dead, the insurgent website Kavkaz Center announced Tuesday. The notice gave no details about the circumstances of Umarov's death. The announcement of what was termed his "martyrdom" said only that he had sacrificed 20 years of his life in the holy war for an independent Islamic state in Russia's roiling southern region. "Never think of those who have been killed for the cause of God as dead," the Kavkaz Center report said, quoting the Koran. Umarov, known among Islamic warriors in the Caucasus as Doku Abu Usman, had warned in...

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