Iraqi terrorists pledge to bomb the Olympic Sochi
Iraqi militant group "Ansar al-Sunna" threatened attacks during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Extremists posted the video message on the Internet.
The recording was accompanied by a display of images from Volgograd, taken from the press. The militants from the group also threatened attacks in the Olympic Sochi.
The statement of the group indicated that the attacks were committed by men named Suleiman and Abdurahman. “Ansar al-Sunnah” said the attacks were implemented after Doku Umarov, the leader of the "Caucasus Emirate" announced termination of the moratorium on attacks in Russia and promised to continue his campaign.
However, according to the Associated Press, the group that released the video is called “Vilayat Dagestan” and is based in the North Caucasus rather than in Iraq.
Doku Umarov, who is considered the leader of the “Caucasian gang", ordered to cancel all terrorist attacks in Russia starting early 2012. But in July 2013, he announced the need to disrupt the Olympic Games in Sochi.
In late December 2013, Russian city of Volgograd experienced two explosions with the interval of less than a day. On December 29, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device by the metal detector gate at the central railway station of the city, and on December 30 another suicide bomber exploded in the bus. In total in the blasts killed 34 people, injuring more than 70.
Doku Umarov, who is called the leader of the Caucasian thugs, in early 2012 ordered his subordinates to abandon attacks on Russian territory, justifying the order by the beginning of the civil protests in Russia. In July 2013, however, he canceled his moratorium on attacks, stating the need to disrupt the Olympic Games in Sochi.