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Sochi security threats

February 7, 2014 -- Moscow is to deploy 37,000 police and Interior Ministry troops, an army Spetsnaz brigade, and a heavily armoured train, in a bid to counter threats to the Winter Olympics. The Kremlin has been fighting a growing Islamist insurgency in the North Caucasus for two decades. Doku Umarov, the Al Qaeda-linked leader of the insurgency has called for attacks on Winter Olympics.
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SubjectOLYMPICS: Sochi security threats (1)
Size163mm wide by 235mm deep
FiletypeAdobe Illustrator CS2
Published01/07/2014
CaptionGraphic shows Sochi and North Caucasus region, number of terror related crimes since 1994 Chechen War, and major terrorist events by year.
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UPDATE (1) January 7, 2014 to take in the launch of one of the biggest security operations in Olympic history ahead of the Winter Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Data has been updated to December 31, 2013, with changes to two captions. Words in yellow circle changed from “4,667† Death toll (to Sep 2013)” to “ 5,158† Death toll (to end 2013)”, and final caption has been rewritten. Source changed to include “Russia-Eurasia Terror Watch”.

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED November 7, 2013
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