Counterterror Restrictions Lifted In Kabardino-Balkaria As Insurgency Again Gathers Strength

The Kabardino-Balkaria directorate of the Federal Security Service (FSB) has lifted the counterterror restrictions in force in the republic’s mountainous Elbrus and Baksan districts, declaring that the Kabardino-Balkar-Karachai wing of the North Caucasus insurgency has been weakened to the point that it no longer poses a threat. That assumption may well prove spurious, however. In […]