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.
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
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
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
The Uzbek Imam Bukhari jamaat (Albuxoriy Katiyba) has published video footage of its fighting at Handarat, Aleppo. Continue reading Video: Uzbek Imam Bukhari Jamaat At Handarat
The Uzbek Imam Bukhari Jamaat (Albuxoriy Katiyba) has published a new video.
The faction has fought alongside Jabhat al-Nusra in Layramoun, Aleppo. The footage here is not dated (although if there are any Uzbek speakers out there who can help shed light on when it was filmed, please let me know.
The media wing of Sabri’s Jamaat, an Uzbek faction that is part of the Islamic State, has released a 28-minute video about the jamaat’s history in Syria. Continue reading New Video: The History Of Sabri’s Jamaat (Uzbek Group In IS)
The Uzbek Imam Bukhari jamaat, has published as series of videos with footage of its fighters in Layramoun, Aleppo; as well as videos of a training camp in Aleppo. Continue reading Videos Of Uzbek Imam Bukhari Jamaat Training Camp In Aleppo
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
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