|Commander of Western Sector, Nokhchicho Province (Chechnya)|
|Commander of Riyad-us Saliheen Brigade of Martyrs|
|Born||22 October 1974
|Battles/wars||North Caucasus Insurgency|
Aslan Byutukayev (Russian: Аслан Бютукаев) also known as Emir Khamzat and Abubakar is a Chechen insurgent commander in the Caucasus Emirate, the commander of the Riyad-us Saliheen Brigade of Martyrs and a close associate of Caucasus Emirate leader Dokku Umarov.
Until 2010 Emir Khamzat was a little-known field commander. But in the summer of that year there was a dispute between Dokku Umarov and several commanders of the Chechen wing of the Caucasus Emirate - Tarkhan Gaziyev, Muhannad, Aslanbek Vadalov and Hussein Gakayev that led to Byutukaev’s rapid promotion to commander of Chechnya’s Southwestern Front. He also succeeded the slain Said Buryatsky as leader of the Caucasus Emirate’s unit of suicide bombers, the Riyad-us Saliheen.
In January 2011 Byutukaev trained Magomed Yevloyev, the suicide bomber who carried out the bombing of Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow. Shortly before the bombing, Dokku Umarov, Byutukaev and Magomed Yevloyev filmed a video claiming responsibility for the attacks.
In March 2011 it was reported that Aslan Byutukaev had been killed in an airstrike by the Russian Air Force in Ingushetia, along with the deputy leader of the Caucasus Emirate, Supyan Abdullayev. However, while the rebels confirmed the death of Abdulayev, the death of Byutukaev was denied.
On June 2011 in a video released on the internet, a silent Byutukaev appeared at the side of Dokku Umarov as the latter claimed responsibility for the assassination of Yuri Budanov, a former Russian Colonel who kidnapped, murdered and allegedly raped an 18-year-old Chechen girl.
- Mairbek Vatchagaev (24 ay 2012). "Videotaped Chechen Rebels' Meeting Indicates Their Numbers Are Underestimated". Jamestown Foundation.
- "Chechen Commanders Rebel Against Umarov". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 13 August 2010.
- Bill Roggio (6 February 2011). "Caucasus Emirate leader threatens Russia with 'a year of blood and tears'". Long War Journal.
- "Russia Charges Chechen Warlord With Airport Attack". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 29 March 2011.
- "Pro-Rebel Website Posts Transcript of Interview with Doku Umarov". Jamestown Foundation. 20 May 2011.
- "Is the North Caucasus Rebel Movement Spreading Beyond the North Caucasus?". Jamestown Foundation. 4 August 2011.
- "Some Chechen Commanders Reaffirm Loyalty To Umarov". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 26 July 2011.