Hunting Season is Open
On August 29, around 04:30 a.m. local time, up to 50 Chechen mujahedeen under the command of Chechen commanders Zaurbek Avdorkhanov, Abdurrakhman and Mahran, entered the puppet Kadyrov’s home village, Tsentroi (Khosi-Yurt) in the Kurchaloi district of Chechnya, which is about 20 kilometers east of Grozny.
The Chechen mujahedeen did not have any problems moving freely through the densely populated territory, which is controlled by the puppet forces. The mujahadeen destroyed the homes of 10 of Kadyrov’s closest associates, killed up to 15 of Kadyrov’s gang members, injured more than 20 bandits of the puppets, and blew up an armored personnel carrier before retreating an hour later, taking with them large quantities of weaponry. They had light weaponry, such as Kalashnikovs, machine-guns, sniper rifles, and rocket-propelled grenade launchers (RPGs).
According to sources from the website Chechenews.com, Russian military helicopters are flying above the village in search of the attacking Chechen mujahedeen. Sources close to the inhabitants of the village of Khosi-Yurt report that the houses of puppet “Interior Minister” of Kadyrov, Ruslan Alhanov; his “Deputy” Roman Edilov, “OMON Chief” Alihan, “Prefect of the Gudermes district” Vaha Nasuhanov, “Member” of Kadyrov’s Parliament, etc. were set on fire during the attack.
Sources close to Kadyrov himself, who decided to remain unnamed, reported that relatives of people from Kadyrov’s close circle were killed. Aslambek Elemhanov, one of the commanders of Kadyrov’s units, was killed in his house, as well as a cousin of Vahit Usmayev, the so-called “Jihad”, commander of Regiment No. 2, “A. H. Kadyrov.” He was decorated by the Russian occupiers with various rewards for kidnapping, murdering and torturing Chechen citizens. People who knew him well speak about him as a very cruel and unscrupulous person. They mention how he loved to make money from the bodies of people he had killed, following the example of the Russian occupiers. The house of A.Elemhanov, as well as several of his cars, which he had procured through hostage-taking were burned by the Chechen mujahedeen. Several rank and file officers and security guards were also killed in his house.
One the same night, Chuchhajiyev, a member of Kadyrov’s guard, was shot directly in his bed in a targeted special operation of the Chechen mujahedeen. He, like so many of the puppet commanders, had been noted for kidnapping and torturing citizens. He was also known for mocking corpses of the dead in order to curry favor with his bosses.
Also killed was the son of Khaibarhan Khizriyev, a cousin of Khasik Khizriyev. He was involved in all measures of R.Kadyrov. Khasik trades housing and other commercial objects that are taken away from the legitimate owners. Of course, with the authorization of R.Kadyrov, a large part of the profit made from these “operations” is returned to him. From the time when the so-called “SB” was formed, he was responsible for logistics, commercial direction and finances. He amassed a considerable fortune from the misappropriation of valuables taken from their owners. He also owns hotels in Gudermes.
The dead Khizriyev was noted for kidnapping, torture and murder. In 2004, one of the women kidnapped by him had a one-year old baby in her arms. He became famous for refusing to give her a bottle of milk to feed the child.
Sources from among the villagers of Khosi-Yurt said that a group of hostages from among the young people who have long been held in secret prisons in the village, were executed on the order of Kadyrov. The sources reported the execution of 8 to 10 hostages whom Kadyrov presented as “dead militants”. The report of “7 militants who blew themselves up and they could not be identified” points directly to the fact that 7 hostages were executed and their bodies were blasted so that they could not be identified.
The Khosi-Yurt is still cordoned off. Entrances and exits to the village are closed. Akhmed, a resident of Grozny confirmed this information: “The relatives of my neighbors live in Khosi-Yurt. Two days after the attack, they were supposed to join us on some business, but they called us and said that they could not leave the village because Kadyrov’s gangsters would not allow anybody to enter or exit. They also said that 12-14 fighters attacked the village but this is not true; the number of fighters was much higher than that.”
Alexei Malashenko, an expert on the north Caucasus at Moscow’s Carnegie Centre commented on the attack. He said, “This is a very painful strike not only against Ramzan [Kadyrov] but against Moscow. Tsentroi is like a fortress with a lot of tanks and military men. I’ve been there several times. The situation in the North Caucasus is now much more difficult than [Vladimir] Putin or [Dmitry] Medvedev imagined it. We are talking about a growing opposition and hundreds or even thousands of fighters in Chechnya alone, with more young men joining them up in the mountains. It is a civil war. Invisible or visible, it is a war”.
Kadyrov is still claiming that “all militants who entered the village have been killed” and that he “personally led the operation”. The reality is much different. Only eight Chechen mujahedeen became shaheed (insaAllah) and according to information from local residents, the Chechen mujahedeen stayed in the village for about an hour. They attacked the positions of the puppets and burned down the houses of the people close to Kadyrov and they left the village after completing their task. When the first gunfire was heard, the coward Kadyrov had already ran away from his home under a huge escort. Kadyrov appeared in front of the TV cameras 3 hours after the Chechen mujahedeen left the village.
However, Ramzan Kadyrov said he was confident that “someone had carried out reconnaissance work for the Chechen mujahedeen and provided them with information”. Kadyrov loudly lamented in furious shouts about the traitors surrounding him. Isa Yamadayev’s name was mentioned most frequently in this context. Many people in Kadyrov’s inner circle believe that “everything was fine until Isa Yamadayev returned to Chechnya.” Kadyrov also suspected his entourage. He accused them of negligence and cowardice.
Meanwhile, the Russian invaders demand that Kadyrov take revenge at any price and find the “traitor.” Kadyrov was asked by invaders from the Russian military base in Khankala to find a “scapegoat” immediately, since “the attack on Tsentroi looks like a tactical victory for the mujahedeen”. Thus, Ramzan Kadyrov said he was ready to pay ten million rubles ($326,000) for solid information about the location of the Chechen mujahedeen who attacked his home village.
According to sources, a real witch hunt began after this. Fear and total mistrust prevail among the puppets, including those from Kadyrov’s nearest circle.
Now, the bigger operations of the Chechen mujahedeen are being awaited by the Western experts.
*Division of Monitoring – Edited by Michael Capobianco