I reported fairly recently on the fact that Tarkhan’s Jamaat have renamed themselves as Katiba Ibad ar—Rahman and had answered a few questions I put to them. Continue reading Tarkhan Gaziyev ‘Prevented By Illness From Joining Jamaat In Syria’
The Chechen-led group Tarkhan’s Jamaat (Джамаат Тархана) — which is, of course, the Jamaat of Chechen amir Tarkhan Gaziyev — has renamed itself this week to Katibat Ibad ar-Rahman. Continue reading Tarkhan’s Jamaat Renames Itself Katibat Ibad Ar-Rahman
The Chechen-led faction Ajnad al-Kavkaz (formerly the Khalifat Battalion) have published a “chronology of the battles of the jamaat Ajnadul Kavkaz [sometimes the group writes its name as Ajnadul Kavkaz, sometimes as Junud Kavkaz and sometimes as Alnad al-Kavkaz] for the town of Idlib” on the group’s site, Khliafa.org. Continue reading Ajnad Kavkaz Tell How Their Jamaat Helped ‘Liberate’ Idlib
UPDATE: After posting this on 30 March, I learned that Ajnad Kavkaz is the new name for the Khalifat Battalion, the Latakia-based Chechen faction led by Abdul Hakim Shishani. Rather than write a new post, I have updated below to reflect this new information.
Continue reading UPDATE: Chechen Faction Ajnad Kavkaz Fights Alongside JAN In Idlib
A short clip showing the Emirs of “Tarkhan’s Jamaat” on an early morning training run.
More about Tarkhan’s jamaat here:
Claimed footage has emerged of a group of Chechen fighters claiming to be from “Tarkhan’s Jamaat” — the jamaat of Chechen commander Tarkhan Ismailovich Gaziyev — taking part in the fighting in Latakia. The group has published several videos of its fighters in Kassab. Continue reading “Tarkhan’s Jamaat”: Chechen Fighters Burn Flags In Kassab, Latakia