The North Caucasus Insurgency and Syria: An Exported Jihad?

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Series Details No.238, March 2016
Publication Date 16/03/2016
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Russia’s North Caucasus insurgency has gone relatively quiet, as Moscow crushed militants and many left to fight in Syria and Iraq. But longstanding grievances remain and the war may only have widened, as evidenced by the bombing of a Russian airliner in Egypt and the emergence of new groups swearing allegiance to the Islamic State in Russia itself.

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