Typical FSB anti-terrorist operation in North Caucasus – in this case in the Kabardino-Balkaria province, which began during the second Chechen war. The second Chechen war itself was officially called an “anti-terror operation” instead of being considered a war.
Houses and apartments being blown up are a common procedure, which has extended to families of suspected rebels fighters as well. A new law was created to allow “punitive operations” – see more here “What Your Children Do Will Touch Upon You”.
These operations take place as we speak.
Operation in a Chechen village