Leader of Al-Qaida-Linked Group in Russia's Caucasus Killed

April 20, 2015 3:08 PM

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Russia's counterterrorism agency says the leader of an al-Qaida-linked group operating in the Caucasus region of southern Russia has been killed by special forces.

Aliaskhab Kebekov took over the leadership of the Caucasus Emirate last year after the death of its founder, Doku Umarov, who had claimed responsibility for major attacks in Russia. Last month, the U.S. government added Kebekov to its list of global terrorists.

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