British-Saudi-run Terrorists Active in Russia's Troubled Southern Provinces
April 2, 2012 • 1:30PM

With the rise in British activities in Central Asia, designed to undermine Russian and Chinese interests, the British- and Saudi-run terrorists in troubled southern Russian provinces bordering Central Asia have become more active. Although no major incidents have been reported in recent days, a large number of smaller terrorist incidents have made the area increasingly unstable.

According to a report by the US-based Jamestown Foundation, during the last two weeks terrorist activities have proliferated in Ingushetia, Dagestan, and Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia. On March 30, in Ingushetia's main city, Nazran terrorists planted an IED on a car of an Ingush Federal Security Service (FSB) officer identified as Ruslan Yandiev. Yandiev was with his wife, who also works for the Ingush FSB branch. Yandiev was critically wounded in the blast and placed in intensive care in the hospital, while the condition of his wife, who was also hospitalized, was described as satisfactory. A number of attacks have also been reported from Dagestan and Kabardino-Balkaria.

Terrorists operating in Ingushetia, Dagestan, and Chechnya, among others, are funded by Saudi Arabia and have been trained along the Afghanistan-Pakistan borders since the early-1990s. They were recruited following the collapse of the Soviet Union by the British headquartered Hizb ut-Tahrir (HuT), a terrorist group banned in most European and Central Asian countries. Britain's objective is to further break up Russia by using these terrorists in the Muslim-majority provinces in Russia. Some of these terrorists fund their arms purchases by helping to bring in Afghanistan's opium and heroin to Central Asia and Russia. A significant portion of Afghan drug production finds its way to Russia, and some of these terrorists help the traffickers get the drugs to their destination and, in return, get a share of money.