Aslan Byutukayev’s gang liquidated in Chechnya included militants from Ukraine, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) reported.
Earlier, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that six militants had been killed in Chechnya, and that the bandit underground in the republic was completely finished. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee reported that five bandits were eliminated during the special operation.
The NAC noted that during the special operations last year, it was possible to neutralize 16 members of Byutukayev’s group, some of whom came from Ukraine.
“Thus, as a result of timely measures taken, it was possible to prevent the commission of numerous crimes and deaths of people,” the message says.
In the course of a special operation to eliminate Byutukaev’s gang, five security officials were injured, their lives are not in danger. As Kadyrov noted, members of the group were the last to be on the federal wanted list for terrorist activities on the territory of Chechnya.
The Kremlin reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to present all participants in the operation for awards.
Aslan Byutukaev was considered the leader of the gangster underground in Russia after the death of Doku Umarov. He was responsible for training suicide bombers during the terrorist attack at the airport in Domodedovo in January 2011. In 2015, on behalf of the Chechen militants, he swore allegiance to the leader of IS * Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.