Syria: How “Al Qa’eda Mediator” Al-Suri Died – A Jihadist’s Account

Earlier this week, we noted the assassination of “Al Qa’eda mediator” Abu Khaled al-Suri in an attack on the headquarters of the insurgent faction Ahrar al-Sham in Aleppo. See“Al Qa’eda Mediator” al-Suri Killed by Suicide Bomb Sham News, a Russian-language site linked to North Caucasian fighters in Syria, interviewed Abdul Karim Krimsky (“the Crimean”) —…

Syria: Sayfullakh Curses Chechen Leader Kadyrov

Following the death of Chechen jihadi Sayfullakh Shishani earlier this month during a failed attempt to storm the Aleppo Central Prison, a number of photographs and videos of the fighter have been shared on social networks, particularly VKontakte. This video, which was likely shot in December, shows Sayfullakh cursing Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, following Kadyrov’s…