Pattern of Life: The Tsarnaev Brothers

Posted: 23rd April 2013
 Pattern of Life: The Tsarnaev Brothers

The world learns more by the hour about the Tsarnaev Brothers, Dzhokhar (19) and Tamerlan (26 when killed on Friday), allegedly responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings last week. Their lives in the United States, travel activities since arriving in the country, and reputation amongst peers and family are slowly becoming clear, and every new detail provides a small bit of additional color to those believed to be behind the bombings that left three dead and more than 180 injured.

Here’s a Recorded Future timeline of their life events up to December 2012 that will continue to fill as additional information on each brother becomes available on the open web:

Tsarnaev Brothers Timeline

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The above timeline gives us an overview of the quickly filling in life story for each of the brothers. We’re also interested in the answers to several more specific questions that can be derived from the burst of reporting on the brothers:


Map of Tsarnaev Brothers Travel

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Quotations about the Tsarnaev brothers

Statements about the Tsarnaevs

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Doku Umarov Connections

Examining a strand highlighted by our friend The Jester there are suggestions of a possible connection to between Tamerlan and Chechen militant leader and al-Qaida affiliate Doku Umarov.

Doku Umarov Tamerian Tsarnaev Connections

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These storylines and connections will fill out as we learn more from the younger brother Dzhokhar’s testimony. If you want to further examine or build off of these views, check out the Recorded Future report on the Tsarnaev brothers here.