The 12-year-old son of a of a Chechen Imarat Kavkaz v Shame recon and assault group amir has been killed in an air strike near Raqqa, sources say. Continue reading 12-year-old son of Chechen Imarat Kavkaz recon group amir killed in Raqqa air strike
A jihadi from the Uzbek and Dagestani Sabri Jamaat of the Islamic State carried out a suicide bombing at Tabqa Airbase in Raqqa, according to H-Center, IS’s Russian-language propaganda wing. Continue reading Arab From Islamic State’s Uzbek Sabri Jamaat Is Tabqa Suicide Bombing
A report of a meeting between ISIS military emir Umar Shishani and his faction in ISIS has been published by a Russian-speaking foreign fighter. Continue reading Umar Shishani: Raqqa Car Bomb Reports “Yellow Press Like Soviet Pravda”
North Caucasians in the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham have blamed Jabhat al-Nusra for a car bomb that exploded on Tuesday night near the Lazord Hotel in the Thakneh neighborhood of Raqqa. Continue reading North Caucasians in ISIS Blame Jabhat al-Nusra For Raqqa Car Bomb
Russian-speaking jihadis from a Dagestani-led jamaat that is part of the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham are building a Russian-speaking “Univermag” store and school in Raqqa. Continue reading Lokalizatziya: Dagestani Jamaat In ISIS To Open Russian Store in Raqqa
Russian-speaking jihadis linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham have posted footage of a Shia mosque in Raqqa that was bombed by ISIS in March. Continue reading ISIS Chechens Post Video Of Destroyed Shia Mosque In Raqqa
The full text of an address by the Amir of the Raqqa-based Azerbaijani jamaat in ISIS, Muhammad Azeri, is below. Continue reading Syria: Full Text Of Address of ISIS Azerbaijani Jamaat In Raqqa
Claimed footage is circulating of an Azerbaijani jamaat in the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham, including fighters and small children. The video and a translation from the Azeri is below. Continue reading Video: Claimed Footage Of ISIS Azerbaijan Jamaat in Raqqa
Turkish border police have arrested two men and a woman from Azerbaijan who were crossing the Syrian border illegally, Azeri news agency APA reported Wednesday.
Police arrested one of the Azeris, a male, near the village of Aşağıbeylerbeyi in Kilis Province (see map below), along with six others, citizens of Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey.
Map showing location of Aşağıbeylerbeyi:
Turkish authorities arrested another two Azeri nationals, a man and a woman, in Hatay Province, as they tried to cross the border into Syria illegally. The two told police that they wanted to visit relatives in Aleppo province.
Azerbaijan is increasingly concerned about its citizens fighting in the Syrian conflict. Officials in Azerbaijan estimate that around 100 Azeris have been killed in the fighting in Syria.
There was an Azeri jamaat in Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar (JMA), though its commander, Abu Yahya al-Azeri was killed in September 2013. It is not clear what happened to the jamaat after JMA’s former leader, Umar Shishani, left the group to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham. However, it seems that at least some of the Azeri fighters in JMA left the group along with Umar.
This recent video shows an Azeri fighter in ISIS on the banks of the Euphrates river. He explains that the area is controlled by ISIS.
They claim that the Caliphate, the establishment of which will be announced soon, already has a hydroelectric power station, management, and a bakery, as well as a Sharia court and the police acting under Sharia law.
“All this is given to us by Allah. We are grateful for this. We have defined its borders and will soon announce the creation of a Caliphate,” the fighter says.
APA claims that the video shows an Azeri artillery platoon in ISIS led by an Azeri named Topchubashev.
This video shows Azeri ISIS fighters in Raqqa.
(Featured image: Abu Yahya al Azeri)
The jamaat of Abu Hanif, a Dagestani native, has opened a kindergarten for the children of Russian-speaking ISIS fighters in Raqqa, that the group says will be based on Sharia law with no false gods like Lenin, or theories like “evolution”. Continue reading Syria: Abu Hanif Opens Creationist, Sharia Russian Kindergarten in Raqqa