Tag Archives: Hraytan

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

Umar Shishani To Kebekov: “I Didn’t Have Bay’ah To Umarov When I Came To Syria”

Almost three hours of video footage from 2014 featuring Umar Shishani, IS’s military commander, and his close confidante Abu Jihad has come to light, in which Umar addresses the then-emir of the Caucasus Emirate, Kebekov, and says he did not have a bay’ah to Dokku Umarov when he came to Syria in the autumn of 2012. Continue reading Umar Shishani To Kebekov: “I Didn’t Have Bay’ah To Umarov When I Came To Syria”

In Russia & Raqqa, The Umar Shishani Myth Continues

The stories and rumors around Islamic State’s Syria military Emir (commander) Umar Shishani continue apace, with the recent claim by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov providing a convenient springboard for new myths and hype, in both Russia and among Umar’s associates in Syria. Let’s take a look at some of them. Continue reading In Russia & Raqqa, The Umar Shishani Myth Continues

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

Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Confirm Aleppo Base Bombed

Chechen-led faction Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar have confirmed reports that their Aleppo base has been hit by a regime barrel bomb attack. The group clarifies rumors made by other outlets regarding the attack. Continue reading Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Confirm Aleppo Base Bombed

The Caucasus Emirate In Aleppo: At The Scene Of A Barrel Bomb Attack

A social media account run by a fighter in Chechen-led Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar has posted images and text describing a recent barrel bomb attack in Hraytan, Aleppo. Members of the group, wearing distinctive “Caucasus Emirate” T-shirts, are showing helping the rescue operations. Continue reading The Caucasus Emirate In Aleppo: At The Scene Of A Barrel Bomb Attack

Sayfullakh Shishani’s Jamaat Describe Barrel Bombings In Hraytan, Aleppo

A fighter from Sayfullakh Shishani’s jamaat (which operates under the auspices of Jabhat al-Nusra) has posted a report and photos describing regime barrel bombings in Hraytan, Aleppo, and claiming that the jamaat has helped local civilians. Continue reading Sayfullakh Shishani’s Jamaat Describe Barrel Bombings In Hraytan, Aleppo

Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Footage Of Aleppo Barrel Bombs

Chechen led faction Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar have published video footage of a barrel bomb attack in the Aleppo countryside, most likely in Anadan or Hraytan. Continue reading Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar Footage Of Aleppo Barrel Bombs