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Caucasus Emirate
Territory of Jihad against infidels announced by Dokka Umarov

The Caucasus Emirate (Имарат Кавказ Imarat Kavkaz) is a self-proclaimed virtual state entity. It claims to be the successor to the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. It was announced on October 31, 2007 by former President of Ichkeria, Dokka Umarov. Its military branch is the Caucasian Front. It has an area of 235,300 km2 and 18,848,917 (2011 est).

Declaration

Flag of Caucasian Emirate
National flag of the Caucasus Emirates

On October 31, 2007, the Islamic nationalists news agency Chechen-press reported that the President of Ichkeria Doka Umarov had proclaimed an Emirate in the Caucasus and declared himself its Emir, thereby abolishing the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and its presidency.

Structure

The Caucasus Emirate is claimed to be composed of the following wilayahs (provinces):

  • Vilayat Noxçiyçö (Chechnya)
  • Vilayat Ġalġayçö (Ingushetia and North Ossetia)
  • Vilayat Daghestan
  • The joint Vilayat of Kabarda, Balkar (Kabardino-Balkaria) and Karachay (the greater part of Karachay-Cherkessia)
  • Vilayat Nogay steppe (areas inhabited by the Nogay people in Stavropol Krai)

However, according to Umarov, the bases of the rebel fighters loyal to him "spread from Azerbaijan to Abkhazia."

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