Tag Archives: Caucasus Emirate

An Note On How IS Chechens Use Said Buryatsky In Mythmaking

Said Buryatsky, a.k.a. Said Abu Saad, continues to be an important and influential figure in North Caucasian jihad circles, even after his death in 2010. Buryatsky is frequently mentioned by various North Caucasian groups in Syria — including North Caucasian factions in the Islamic State (IS) group, who employ his words and image often including as part of their attempts to legitimize their movement as a natural successor to the Caucasus Emirate. Continue reading An Note On How IS Chechens Use Said Buryatsky In Mythmaking

‘Igishata’ vs. ‘Imaratovsty’: The Caucasus Emirate, Poetry & Fitna

A major theme in pro-Caucasus Emirate (IK) online groups — which still exist in the plural despite the erosion of IK in the North Caucasus and more recent upheavals in Syria — is a condemnation of the Islamic State (IS) group, a trend that has grown in momentum over the past year. I take a quick look at how this evolved, and share a Caucasus Emirate poem slamming IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Continue reading ‘Igishata’ vs. ‘Imaratovsty’: The Caucasus Emirate, Poetry & Fitna

Salakhuddin Shishani In New Video Address: ‘Our Position Will Remain As Before’

Salakhuddin Shishani, the emir (commander) of Imarat Kavkaz V Shame, has made a video address “concerning leaving JMA (Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar) and the position of Imarat Kavkaz v Shame.” Continue reading Salakhuddin Shishani In New Video Address: ‘Our Position Will Remain As Before’

Russia Just Killed A Syria Returnee in Dagestan Counter Terror Op

Security forces in Dagestan have killed a militant who studied, trained and fought in Syria, according to pro-Caucasus Emirate social media posts and the Russian media, citing security sources. Continue reading Russia Just Killed A Syria Returnee in Dagestan Counter Terror Op

Musa Abu Yusuf Shishani Criticizes Imarat Kavkaz In New Furat Media Video

Musa Abu Yusuf Shishani of the Islamic State (IS) group has appeared in a new Furat Media video in which he criticizes the Caucasus Emirate (Imarat Kavkaz) and congratulates militants in the North Caucasus on the establishment of IS’s “Vilayat Kavkaz.” Continue reading Musa Abu Yusuf Shishani Criticizes Imarat Kavkaz In New Furat Media Video

Imarat Kavkaz V Shame Release New Video, Photo Of Salakhuddin

Imarat Kavkaz v Shame (The Caucasus Emirate in the Levant/Syria) has released a new video and two more photographs, one of which it claims is of its emir, Salakhuddin Shishani (it is hard to verify it as Salakhuddin has his head turned away from the camera). Continue reading Imarat Kavkaz V Shame Release New Video, Photo Of Salakhuddin

“Imarat Kavkaz In The Levant” Claims To Reemerge In Aleppo

Salakhuddin Shishani’s faction, Imarat Kavkaz v Shame (Imarat Kavkaz/Caucasus Emirate in the Levant) has reemerged in Aleppo province, reportedly fighting alongside Katibat Seyfullakha Shishani (part of Nusra) and — according to sources, though there is no official confirmation because communications are all over the place and everyone is propagandizing like crazy — JMA. Continue reading “Imarat Kavkaz In The Levant” Claims To Reemerge In Aleppo

Caucasus Emirate Appoints Syria Returnee As Emir Of Mountainous Sector Of Dagestan

A militant who gained experience fighting in Syria has been appointed as the Emir of the Caucasus Emirate’s Mountainous Sector of Dagestan, according to the VD.AG website and pro-CE social media. Continue reading Caucasus Emirate Appoints Syria Returnee As Emir Of Mountainous Sector Of Dagestan

Salakhuddin Shishani Swears Bay’ah to New CE Emir

Salakhuddin Shishani and a group of North Caucasian fighters loyal to the Caucasus Emirate (CE) have sworn bay’ah to the new CE emir Abu Usman Gimrinsky (Magomed Alievich Suleimanov). Continue reading Salakhuddin Shishani Swears Bay’ah to New CE Emir