Category Archives: Uzbeks

Maps – Imom al-Bukhoriy Katibasi operations in Uzbek-majority province of Afghanistan

I love maps. So here are some showing the locations of some operations carried out by the Taliban-aligned Uzbek group Imom al-Bukhoriy Katibasi in Uzbek-majority areas in northwestern Afghanistan since August 2017. Imom al-Bukhoriy Katibasi is an Uzbek jamaat with a presence in both Syria and northwestern Afghanistan. I’ve written a far more detailed piece about them for Jane’s with some info from sources close to the group. But I wanted to post some brief notes and some maps here. The group is led in Syria by amir Abu Yusuf Muhojir, selected after the group’s previous amir, Sheikh Salakhuddin al-Uzbeki, was shot dead in Idlib province by a pro-IS media activist (who has since, I believe, been killed — sources say that Sheikh Salakhuddin’s wife was allowed to kill him in order to enact revenge). Anyway, the Syria operations are shown here.

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Maps showing deployment of Dagestani-led and Uzbek jamaats in Idlib/Hama counteroffensive

I’ve been writing some detailed pieces about the deployments of various Russian and Uzbek-speaking jamaats with HTS and Ahrar al-Sham in the counteroffensive against Syrian government troops in Idlib/Hama, and in doing so I put together some maps, which I thought I’d share here.  I like seeing locations on a map as I write so I thought others might find them interesting. Continue reading Maps showing deployment of Dagestani-led and Uzbek jamaats in Idlib/Hama counteroffensive

From South Korea to an Uzbek Al Qaeda group in Syria…to a Russian prison

 

On May 6, 2016, a court in Magnitogorsk in Russia passed sentence on a man named A. I. Nuriddinov after finding him guilty of fighting alongside the militant jihadist group Jannat Oshiklari in Syria. Continue reading From South Korea to an Uzbek Al Qaeda group in Syria…to a Russian prison

In Handarat, Seyfullakh Shishani’s Jamaat Report Using Donkeys To Transport Supplies

The Emir (Commander) of Seyfullakh Shishani’s Jamaat, an Uzbek-led foreign fighter faction that is part of Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN) has reported on the current situation in al-Madafa Hill in Handarat, Aleppo province, saying that the group is has purchased several donkeys to transport food, water and supplies to the fighters there, amid continuing fire and shelling from pro-Assad forces. Continue reading In Handarat, Seyfullakh Shishani’s Jamaat Report Using Donkeys To Transport Supplies

Uzbek/ Dagestani “Sabiri’s Jamaat” Explains Why They Joined ISIS

The small Uzbek and Dagestani jamaat known as Sabiri’s jamaat after its former Emir has published a statement relating why they joined the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham. Continue reading Uzbek/ Dagestani “Sabiri’s Jamaat” Explains Why They Joined ISIS

Syria: Uzbek Jamaat Publishes Video Of Child “Mujahid” In Layramoun

The Uzbek Imam Bukhari jamaat, part of Jabhat al-Nusra, has published a video of a child “muhajid” who vows to fight “until the end”. Continue reading Syria: Uzbek Jamaat Publishes Video Of Child “Mujahid” In Layramoun