New Video From ShamToday Shows Children In Umar Shishani’s Swimming Pool

New Video From ShamToday Shows Children In Umar Shishani’s Swimming Pool

ShamToday, the media wing associated with Umar Shishani’s Jamaat in the Islamic State, has published a new video entitled: “Children of the Mujahideen and Martyrs”. Continue reading

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Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, Sayfullah’s Jamaat Fighting At Aleppo Central Prison

Chechen-led jamaat Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar report that they are fighting Syrian government forces at the Aleppo Central Prison. Continue reading

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Arab From Islamic State’s Uzbek Sabri Jamaat Is Tabqa Suicide Bombing

A jihadi from the Uzbek and Dagestani Sabri Jamaat of the Islamic State carried out a suicide bombing at Tabqa Airbase in Raqqa, according to H-Center, IS’s Russian-language propaganda wing. Continue reading

Source: Japanese National Haruna Yukawa Captured In Syria Was Playing “Survival Game”

Source: Japanese National Haruna Yukawa Captured In Syria Was Playing “Survival Game”

A source with knowledge of a Japanese national captured by the Islamic State in Syria says the man was an obsessive military role-player who wanted to go to a war zone to impress his friends. Continue reading

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Dagestani Jihad Poet Slams Syria Internet Warriors

Just for fun — and to illustrate a common theme in the North Caucasian jihadosphere, here is a cultural interlude — khilafa.org, the website of the North Caucasian jamaat in the Chechen-led Syrian brigade Ansar a-Sham featured a poem sent in by one Muhammad Abu Barud Dagestani of the Shamilkalin Sector of Dagestan. Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The 4 Chechen Brigades In Jamaat Ahadun Ahad

(UPDATED) Hasan Mustafa has written a follow-up to his previous post on the Chechen-led faction Ahadun Ahad, following interviews with a member of the faction. Continue reading

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Why Are The Russian Authorities Accusing A Chechen Of Fighting With FSA?

The case of a Chechen resident suspected of fighting for the Free Syrian Army in Syria has been sent to court, Kavkazskiy Uzel reports on Saturday. Continue reading

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New Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Essay: “War In Urban Conditions: Experience From Syria & Chechnya”

A social media account close to Chechen-led faction Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar have posted an essay entitled “War In Urban Conditions: Experience From Syria & Chechnya”. Continue reading

Video: Umar Shishani Gets His Al Aqsa Brigade To Swear Oath To Baghdadi

Video: Umar Shishani Gets His Al Aqsa Brigade To Swear Oath To Baghdadi

Sham Today, which has effectively become the media wing of Russian-speaking jihadis in the Islamic State’s predominantly Chechen Al Aqsa brigade, have published a new video with footage of the brigade preparing for the offensive against the Syrian Arab Army’s 121 Artillery Regiment in Hasaka province. Continue reading

Video: Islamic State Chechen Al-Aqsa Brigade Address Mujahideen In Prison

Video: Islamic State Chechen Al-Aqsa Brigade Address Mujahideen In Prison

ShamToday, a social media account run by North Caucasian fighters in the Islamic State, have released a video address by Abdullah Shishani, a fighter in IS’ predominantly Chechen Al Aqsa Brigade. Continue reading

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