Rustam Asildarov, Russian militant leader, Died at 35


Rustam Asildarov was born on March 9, 1981, and died on December 3, 2016.

He was also known as Emir Abu Muhammad Kadarsky,

Rustam was the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) North Caucasus branch, and a former leader of the militant Caucasus Emirate’s Vilayat Dagestan wing.

He grew up in the Kadar region of the Buynaksky District in Russia’s republic of Dagestan.

In the late 1990s, that area became a regional center of Salafism and had de facto independence, before military operations in September 1999 brought it back under the control of the Russian state.

Rustam Asildarov became the leader of Vilayat Dagestan’s Central Sector in May 2010, and on 8 August 8, 2012, Caucasus Emirate’s leader, Dokka Umarov, appointed Asildarov as the overall leader of Vilayat Dagestan, following the death of Ibragimkhalil Daudov.

Rustam Asildarov passed away at 35 years old.