Category Archives: Jabhat Ansar a-Din

Abu Umar Tajik Of The Crimean Jamaat Imprisoned By JMA

Abu Umar Tajik, a militant with the Crimean Jamaat (a small group of fighters that appears to consist of Russian-speaking militants who broke away from Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar), has written an account of a dramatic incident between his group and a faction from JMA loyal to that group’s former Emir, the ethnic Kist Salakhuddin Shishani. Continue reading Abu Umar Tajik Of The Crimean Jamaat Imprisoned By JMA

JMA Split After Losing Its North Caucasian Majority & Amid Weak Caucasus Emirate

Abu Abdullah, a JMA militant, has written an explanation of the situation surrounding deposed JMA emir Salakhuddin Shishani and military emir Abdul Karim Krymsky.

The explanation sheds a lot of light onto the dramatic events of the past few weeks and days regarding the leadership of JMA; it also provides some more information about the state of the group following the departure of its former Amir, Umar Shishani and his entourage in November-December 2013 for IS. Continue reading JMA Split After Losing Its North Caucasian Majority & Amid Weak Caucasus Emirate

Translation Of Judicial Decision Banishing Salakhuddin & Abdul Karim Krymsky

Below is a translation of the Sharia court judicial panel review (at least that is what I am calling it, there may be a better term) on JMA emir Salakhuddin Shishani and military emir Abdul Karim Krymsky. Continue reading Translation Of Judicial Decision Banishing Salakhuddin & Abdul Karim Krymsky

What Does Salakhuddin’s Ouster From JMA Mean For Caucasus Emirate In Syria?

A Facebook post on June 10 has confirmed that JMA emir Salakhuddin Shishani and military emir Abdul Karim Krymsky have been removed from their posts. Continue reading What Does Salakhuddin’s Ouster From JMA Mean For Caucasus Emirate In Syria?

Salakhuddin Shishani & The Phenomenon Of “Displaced Conflict” – Integration & Co-Existing Loyalties

Some thoughts on Salakhuddin Shishani, Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, and the idea of “displaced conflict.” Continue reading Salakhuddin Shishani & The Phenomenon Of “Displaced Conflict” – Integration & Co-Existing Loyalties

Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Involved In Attack On Shia Villages In Aleppo

Chechen-led faction Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar (JMA) has reported that it is involved in an offensive against the Shia villages of Zahra and Nubl in Aleppo. Continue reading Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Involved In Attack On Shia Villages In Aleppo

Video: Saudi Faction Swears Allegiance To Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Emir

Katibat al-Khadra, a predominantly Saudi faction, has sworn allegiance to Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Emir Salahuddin Shishani, formally becoming part of the jamaat. Continue reading Video: Saudi Faction Swears Allegiance To Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Emir

New Video: Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Capture “Spy Nest” In Aleppo

Akhbar Sham, the website of the Chechen-led jamaat Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, has published a new video claiming to show an operation in the Western Aleppo countryside to capture a group of Syrian men accused of spying on them on behalf of the Syrian Arab Army. Continue reading New Video: Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Capture “Spy Nest” In Aleppo

Video: Syrians Swear Oath to Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar

A new video by Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar claims to show the residents of four villages in the southern Aleppo countryside pledging an oath of allegiance to the Emir of JMA, Salahuddin Shishani. Continue reading Video: Syrians Swear Oath to Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar