Caucasus Emirate (CE)

Larger Umbrella OrganizationThe Caucasus Emirate (CE - Imarat Kavkaz, IK, in the vernacular) is a Sunni nationalist organization formed in October 2007 by Doku Umarov after he resigned from his position as president of the Republic of Ichkeria (the self-proclaimed secessionist government of Chechnya).  The group aims to have an independent Caucasus Emirate ruled under Shariah and to abet a global jihad.StructureThe Caucasus Emirate is an umbrella group for many regional militant groups rather than a structured and well coordinated organisation.  These militant groups (jamaats) are mostly local in presence and operations and are generally self-sufficient in terms of finance and human capital coupled with autonomy in operational activities. The CE’s ethnic-nationalism presents the most predominant cohesion factor amongst these groups.  These organizations include: Yarmuk (Kabardino-Balkaria) Jamaat,Dagestani Shari'ah Jamaat, Ingush Jamaat, as well as the martyr…

Caucasus Emirate (CE), also known as Emirate of the Caucasus, Imarat Kavkaz, Caucasian Emirate, Islamic Caucasus Emirate, Riyad-us-Saliheen Martyr Brigade is an active group formed c. 2005.
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