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’
Because I am a completist I have translated the statement given by Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (JMA) on pledging allegiance to Jabhat al-Nusra. Continue reading JMA Statement On Pledging Bay’ah To Jabhat Al-Nusra
After months of speculation — well, since June when the group split, and the Caucasus Emirate (IK) in Syria left — Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar has joined Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.
Before I translate the official announcement from White Minaret, Nusra’s Russian language media wing — which contains some FASCINATING information — here are a few points to bear in mind (based on questions I have been asked…):
Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar has released a new video, the first since the ouster of its former Emir, Salakhuddin Shishani. Continue reading JMA Releases Its First Propaganda Video Following Salakhuddin’s Ouster
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
Some more information and background on the Crimean Jamaat (Крымский Джамаат), which has some connection to the recent coup in Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar (JMA) that saw its emir Salakhuddin and military emir Abdul Karim Krymsky deposed and replaced. Continue reading More About The Crimean Jamaat & Abdul Karim Krymsky
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
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
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
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