Chechen leader: no smell of Islamic State in Chechnya

The Islamic State terrorist organisation will never penetrate into Chechnya, the head of the North Caucasus republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on Wednesday.

The Islamic State terrorist organisation will never penetrate into Chechnya, the head of the North Caucasus republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, said on Wednesday.

Kadyrov dismissed the Islamic State's claims that it had opened branches in the North Caucasus.

"I want to assure you that these shaitans have nothing to hope for," he said. "The Chechen Republic will never have their bases, branches and even smell."

"Their organised groups will never come here and if they risk to, this will be the last thing they do in their life," Kadyrov said.

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