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06 May 2019, 13:45

During the week from April 29 to May 5, there were no victims of armed conflict in Northern Caucasus

In the course of the armed conflict in Northern Caucasus, during the week from April 29 to May 5, 2019, no victims were reported. These are the results of the calculations run by the "Caucasian Knot" based on its own materials and information from other open sources.

Law enforcers check passports of Dagestani residents

On April 30, law enforcers checked passports of residents of the village of Terechny in the Khasavyurt District of Dagestan. A large group of law enforcers arrived, accompanied by vehicles, and surrounded the village. Then, they toured yard by yard and checked passports, asking for how many people lived in each house. No detentions were reported.

On May 5, massive yard-by-yard rounds and passport check were held in the village of Novosasitli, Khasavyurt District. A large number of law enforcers, accompanied by vehicles, arrived in the village around 7:00 a.m. Moscow time. From 8:00 a.m. Moscow time, the yard-by-yard inspection began. Law enforcers wrote down the data of homeowners. According to eyewitnesses, the inspection was superficial; they toured around half of the village and left after lunch.

Native of Dagestan detained at airport

On May 4, at the Makhachkala airport, law enforcers detained Biysoltan Djamalov, a 30-year-old native of the village of Nariman, Nogai District of Dagestan, who was deported from Turkey. He had been on the federal wanted list. According to law enforcers, he fought in Syria on the side of militants of the "Islamic Stare" (IS, earlier the ISIL), a terrorist organization banned in Russia by the court. During interrogation, Djamalov himself confessed to participating in the warfare on the side of Islamists from September 2016 to January 2019. Together with Djamalov, his female fellow traveller was detained, the passenger of the same flight Istanbul-Makhachkala. The woman, according to investigators, had raised over 300,000 roubles and transferred the money to the bank cards of the militants fighting in Syria.

Residents of Makhachkala tell about detentions of believers at "Tangim" mosque

On May 3, law enforcers conducted a regular raid near the "Tangim" mosque in Makhachkala. The raid was held by at least 15 law enforcers; only five of whom were in uniform. They selectively stopped transport and checked documents. During the raid, at least two worshipers of the mosque were detained taken to the police station. There, they were photographed; their personal information was verified, as well as addresses of residence, place of study or work, and personal data and phone numbers of parents and their place of work. Then, they were set free.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 6, 2019 at 04:15 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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