Caucasus Emirate

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Territory of Jihad against infidels announced by Dokka Umarov[1]

The Caucasus Emirate Cyrillic alphabet: Имарат Кавказ Imarat Kavkaz, also known as the Caucasian Emirate is a self-proclaimed virtual state entity[2][3], successor to the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and was officially announced on October 31, 2007 by former President of Ichkeria Dokka Umarov. Its military branch is the Caucasian Front.

Declaration[change | edit source]

National flag of the Caucasus Emirates
See also: History of Chechnya

On October 31, 2007, the Islamic nationalists news agency Chechen-press reported that the President of Ichkeria Doka Umarov had proclaimed an Emirate in the Caucasus and declared himself its Emir, thereby abolishing the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and its presidency[1].

Structure[change | edit source]

The Caucasus Emirate is claimed to be composed of the following wilayahs (provinces):[4]

However, according to Umarov, the bases of the rebel fighters loyal to him "spread from Azerbaijan to Abkhazia."

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