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Russia Terrorism Profile 2019

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Terrorist groups - foreign based
Aum Shinrikyo (AUM): aim(s): attract new members seeking religious guidance and exhibiting a willingness to financially support the organization
area(s) of operation: between 1,500 and 30,000 AUM members live across Russia; recruitment efforts have intensified in recent years (2018)
Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham-Caucasus (ISIS-Caucasus): aim(s): implement its strict interpretation of sharia in Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Kabardino-Balkariya; retaliate for Russian involvement in the Syria conflict
area(s) of operation: operational in the Russian North Caucasus, where the branch is known as Wilayat Kavkaz; recruits mainly from Central Asian migrant populations across Russia for domestic operations (2018)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019

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