|Born||20 April 1977
|Died||3 May 2011
|Battles/wars||Second Chechen War
North Caucasus Insurgency
Cevdet DOGER (Russian: Севдет Догер), more commonly known as Abdulla Kurd (sometimes Abdullah Kurd), and also known as Abdullah al-Turki or Salauddin, was a Kurdish Islamist militant fighting in Chechnya. Kurd was the top deputy to Saudi-born field commander Muhannad, the fourth Emir of the Arab Mujahideen in Chechnya. Following Muhannad's death near the village of Serzhen-Yurt on 21 April 2011, Abu Khalid al-Urduni was named his successor while Kurd was appointed deputy emir of the unit. He was killed by Russian security forces in the Cheberloevsky area of Chechnya on 3 May 2011.
Virtually nothing is known of Kurd's early life, but he is said to have traveled from his native Turkey to the North Caucasus in 1991 after transiting through the Pankisi Gorge in Georgia. Russian intelligence claims that Kurd fought in the battalion of foreign fighters led by Ibn al-Khattab during the Second Chechen War, and was closely involved in planning and organizing large-scale acts of sabotage and terrorism throughout the region. Following Abu Hafs al-Urduni's death in 2006 and Muhannad's promotion to the post of Emir of foreign fighters in Chechnya, Kurd became deputy chief emissary for al-Qaeda in the North Caucasus, according to Russia's National Anti-terrorism Committee (NAK).
Kurd was killed on 3 May 2011 in a special operation near the village of Sharo-Argun, in the Cheberloevsky area of Chechnya. According to the Russian NAK, a contingent of pro-Moscow Chechen Federal Security Service (FSB) troops along with Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) forces conducting search and reconnaissance activities in forested, mountainous terrain came across Kurd and a Dagestani militant; both were killed in the ensuing skirmish.
A rebel account of Kurd's death released nearly two years later offered new information. According to Kavkaz Center, Russian forces located and surrounded a small rebel base acting on a tip from Beslan Algiriyev, an FSB plant in the militant ranks. Four fighters were present at the encampment: killed alongside Kurd was a 24-year-old Dagestani identified as Ramazan Bartiyev, while two others identified as Aburayk Yusupkhadzhiyev and Isa Vagapov were wounded but escaped the encirclement (only later to be killed alongside Khuseyn Gakayev in January 2013). Algiriyev's status as an agent of the FSB was eventually discovered, and he was executed on 22 August 2011.
Kurd's Turkish passport containing visas to Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan was recovered at the scene and later displayed via Russian news outlets.
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- "Крот (Видео)". Kavkaz Center (in Russian). 10 марта 2013 г. Retrieved 10 марта 2013 г.
- "Главный координатор террористов на Северном Кавказе уничтожен в Чечне" (in Russian). RIA Novosti. 4 Мая 2011 г. Retrieved 24 июня 2011 г.
- "В Чечне уничтожен эмиссар "Аль-Каиды" Абдулла Курд, сменивший недавно убитого Моганнеда" (in Russian). NEWSru. 4 мая 2011 г. Retrieved 24 июня 2011 г.