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30 Oct, 2008 16:15

Troubled Ingushetia sees president quit

The southern Russian Republic of Ingushetia has a new leader after Murat Zyazikov resigned. Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, known for his anti-terrorist actions in the Caucasus, has been appointed as acting president.
Troubled Ingushetia sees president quit

Zyazikov, who was president for six years, says his resignation was voluntary as he's taking a new job in Moscow.

Located in the North Caucusus, Ingushetia has seen an increase in militant activity in the last few years.

Counter-terrorist operations continue in the republic, but the situation remains volatile.