Since the (long-awaited) announcement on 23 June from IK’s Shura Overseas and the KBK Shura Overseas regarding the ouster of Abdulaziz KBK, a furious row has been raging between the supporters of the new IK regime as led by Saad ad-Dagestani, and those who either support Abdulaziz (not many, admittedly), or (mainly) those who don’t support him but who are unhappy at how Saad ad Dagestani and his supporters have handled things, including the treatment of IK in Syria. Continue reading Imarat Kavkaz Vilayat Nohchicho Abroad Weighs In On Abdul Aziz Row
The Shura of Imarat Kavkaz Za Rubezhom (IK Overseas) and of IK KBK Overseas has made an official announcement — finally — about the situation surrounding Abdul Aziz KBK. Continue reading Imarat Kavkaz in Turkey Finally Announce Abdulaziz’s Removal – But Why?
The Chechen-led group Ajnad al-Kavkaz have issued a statement in Turkish on their website that condemns the 28 June 2016 terrorist bombing at Ataturk Airport. (Updated 9 July: the group has issued a longer statement in Russian setting out their position on the attack in Istanbul and on the 5 July bombing in Medina).
Continue reading UPDATED: Ajnad al-Kavkaz Issue Statement Condemning Istanbul Terror Attacks
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”
On September 23, US air strikes targeted Jabhat al-Nusra jihadis in Rif al-Muhandasin in Aleppo. The US said the strikes targeted the “Khorasan Group”, a secret Al Qaeda cell that planned attacks on Western targets.
Video and other reportage from pro-jihadi groups since May described the group and its leader Abu Yusuf al-Turki as running an elite sniper school for JAN fighters in Aleppo. Video footage of the school and the training, from May, are given below. In one propaganda video, the group is shown to use a logo depicting a wolf, and is referred to as the “Al Qaeda Snipers”. Continue reading Wolf or Khorasan: Who Was Jabhat al-Nusra’s Abu Yusuf al-Turki?
A 22-year-old Chechen man is facing charges of fighting with an illegal armed group in Syria, Russian news sources are reporting. Continue reading 22 Year Old Chechen Man Charged With Fighting In Syria
A Turkish reporter for pro-jihad site Ummet-i Islam has filmed Sayfullakh Shishani’s jamaat in Layramoun, Aleppo. This is the second video in the series. Continue reading Turkish Site Publishes 2nd Video of Sayfullah’s Jamaat In Layramoun
A Turkish reporter for pro-jihad site Ummet-i Islam has filmed Sayfullakh Shishani’s jamaat in Layramoun, Aleppo. Continue reading Turkish Site Films Sayfullakh Shishani’s Jamaat in Layramoun
A reporter from the Turkish pro-jihadi website, Ummat-i Islam, has visited Sayfullakh Shishani’s jamaat in Syria and written about the group’s philanthropic activities. Continue reading Sayfullakh Shishani’s Jamaat “Helping Syrians”, Says Turkish Website
Turkish website Ummet-i Islam has interviewed a Russian-speaking jihadi, Abu Rafik al-Muhajirski, about his role in Jabhat al-Nusra and filmed him training a young boy to shoot. Continue reading In Atma, Russian-Speaking Jabhat al-Nusra Militant Trains Child To Shoot