Tag Archives: Isa Umarov

Is The Caucasus Emirate Dead? Emir Khamzat of Vilayat Nokhchicho Swears Bay’ah To IS

If the recent disintegration of Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar’s leadership were not enough, social media is in uproar this morning after an audio message emerged of Emir Khamzat of the Caucasus Emirate’s Vilayat Nokhchicho (VN) swearing bay’ah to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Continue reading Is The Caucasus Emirate Dead? Emir Khamzat of Vilayat Nokhchicho Swears Bay’ah To IS

Report: “Isa Umarov Loses Sharia Court Case Against Muslim Shishani”

Earlier, I wrote about the reports that Muslim Shishani had been taken to a Sharia Court in Syria regarding an address he made about the “fitna” between Islamic State and Syrian groups. There are now reports that the court has met and come to a decision. Continue reading Report: “Isa Umarov Loses Sharia Court Case Against Muslim Shishani”

Muslim Shishani “In Sharia Court Dispute Over ‘Fitna’ Among Chechen Jihadis”

A strange thing happened regarding Muslim Shishani, the Emir of the Junud a-Sham (JAS) faction in Latakia: his “media mujahideen” announced that JAS was merging with Ahrar a-Sham, then deleted all references to that announcement after Ahrar a-Sham denied it. Since then — silence. So what happened? One explanation has emerged…and it has to do with Umar Shishani and the cousin of Caucasus Emirate propagandist Movladi Udugov. Continue reading Muslim Shishani “In Sharia Court Dispute Over ‘Fitna’ Among Chechen Jihadis”