Following the killing of the Ingush jamaat’s amir in Nazran on August 31, the Kabardino-Balkarian jamaat also experienced a major setback. The Russian security services managed to kill Robert Zankishiev, who was better known among the armed Islamist underground movement of the North Caucasus as Amir Abdullah, the leader of the jamaat of Kabarda, Balkaria and Karachay (KBK).
Robert Vladimirovich Zankishiev was born on July 6, 1988, in Kabardino-Balkaria’s capital, Nalchik. The authorities put Zankishiev on the federal wanted list in November 2013, charging him with participation in illegal armed groups and the illegal possession of firearms (Kavkazpro.ru, accessed November …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation