Al-Qaeda’s Top Envoy Dead in Chechnya

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A top Al-Qaeda envoy, Doger Sevdet, also known as Abdullah Kurd, was killed by Russian security forces in North Caucasus. A Turkish citizen, he was believed to be the global director of the region’s terrorist cells. A Turkish passport was recovered from the scene, according to the National Antiterrorist Committee (NAC). The document reportedly contained Pakistani, Georgian and Azerbaijani visas. NAC officials said that his death would disrupt the cooperation between Al-Qaeda and militants based in North Caucasus. Sedvet participated in the organization and planning of mass terror attacks, killings and assassinations of law enforcement officials and civilians, NAC said.