MOSCOW — Chechen rebel leader Doku Umarov claimed to have sent a young man on a suicide mission to Moscow and is threatening more deadly attacks if Russia does not give up its Caucasus region.
Speaking in an undated video posted Saturday on a Chechen rebel website, Umarov makes no reference to the Jan. 24 suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport. No one has claimed responsibility for that attack.
Umarov said the man standing beside him is being sent on a special operation to "wake up" Russians, and if this is not enough more attacks will follow to make this a year of "blood and tears."
The rebel leader says he can call on 50 to 60 potential suicide bombers if necessary.