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Islamist insurgency in Dagestan

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What is being described as a full-scale Islamist insurgency is building in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan.

Russia recently ended its decade-long "counter-terrorism operation" against separatist rebels in the neighbouring republic of Chechnya, but the fighting has spilled into other regions.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Dagestan.

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