Tag Archives: ISIS

Umar Shishani’s Man Who Fought At Menagh, Then Was Killed In Dagestan

Ever since the first reports of Russian-speaking militants fighting in Syria emerged in the media, questions have been raised about the specter of “blowback” — i.e. what would happen if and when some of these militants returned home to wage “jihad” in the Russian Federation. Here is evidence of one militant who did return from Syria to Dagestan, where he was killed in a counter-terrorism operation and was suspected of preparing to commit terror attacks in that North Caucasus republic. Continue reading Umar Shishani’s Man Who Fought At Menagh, Then Was Killed In Dagestan

IS Furat Media Publishes Video Of Caucasus Emirate Bay’ah To Baghdadi

IS’s North Caucasian contingent, via the Russian-language Furat media wing, have released a video entitled “the oaths of allegiance of the Emirs of Chechnya and Ingushetia.” The video is important, because it is in effect an “official” IS reaction to the bay’ah of Emir Khamzat (Aslan Byutukayev), the leader of the Caucasus Emirate’s Vilayat Nokhchicho). Continue reading IS Furat Media Publishes Video Of Caucasus Emirate Bay’ah To Baghdadi

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”

JMA Emir Salakhuddin Shishani: ‘We Wanted To Go To Chechnya But Found Ourselves In Syria’

Turkish pro-jihadi website Ummet-i Islam has published an interview with the Emir of Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (JMA), Salakhuddin Shishani. Continue reading JMA Emir Salakhuddin Shishani: ‘We Wanted To Go To Chechnya But Found Ourselves In Syria’

Caucasus Emirate Emir Calls Dagestani Pledges To IS “Act Of Treachery”

The Emir of the Caucasus Emirate group has called the recent pledges of allegiance to Islamic State by the former leader of Vilayat Dagestan an “an act of treachery.” Continue reading Caucasus Emirate Emir Calls Dagestani Pledges To IS “Act Of Treachery”

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