Rustam Magomedovich Aselderov has been involved in the activities of Emarat Kavkaz (QDe.131), an international terrorist organization.
From January 2012 through December 2014, Aselderov led the so-called “Dagestani Front of the Emarat Kavkaz”, as directed by Doku Khamatovich Umarov (QDi.290), former leader of Emarat Kavkaz (QDe.131).
Currently, Aselderov leads a group of over 160 terrorist fighters, which operates in the Republics of Dagestan, Chechnya and Ingushetia, Russian Federation.
Aselderov directed the killings of Muslim religious leaders of the Republic of Dagestan who did not support the violent extremism of Emarat Kavkaz (QDe.131).
On 16 December, 2014, Aselderov swore allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, listed as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QDi.299), the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).
Aselderov is wanted by the authorities of the Russian Federation for committing terrorist crimes.