New Caucasus Emirate Emir Kebekov: Jihad In North Caucasus Priority Over Syria

The new emir of the Caucasus Emirate, Ali Abu-Muhammad (Aliaskhab Kebekov), believes that jihad in the North Caucasus is a greater priority than jihad in Syria, except in cases where North Caucasian jihadis cannot get to the North Caucasus. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>1. Kebekov thinks jihad in the North Caucasus is priority over Syria for the…

Syria: Chechen Leader Kadyrov Praises Death of “Wahhabi Satan Bandit Gangster” Sayfullakh Shishani

The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, wrote a message on his Instagram account on the death of Chechen jihadi Sayfullakh Shishani in Syria on Thursday. The Instagram post appears to have since been removed. Kadyrov named Sayfullakh as Ruslan Machalikashvili. “Today, when attempting another robbery of civilians in Syria’s Aleppo, the Wahhabi Satan…

Russia: North Caucasus Fighters In Syria Ask “Is It So Hard To Blow Up Saunas In Cherkessia?”

Fighters from the predominantly North Caucasian faction Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar — formerly led by Umar al-Shishani — have made a video message, addressing the Karachay people of the North Caucasus Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia. The video sheds light onto some of the complexities of the presence in Syria of foreign fighters from the North Caucasus. While…

Syria Spotlight: ISIS Chechen Leader Abu Umar al-Shishani — “Dokka Umarov Financed Us”

Russian-language pro-jihad site Beladusham published an interview with Abu Umar al-Shishani, the ethnic Chechen Emir of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS). CLAIMS THAT DOKKA UMAROV FINANCED CHECHEN FIGHTERS IN SYRIA The interview was conducted just after Abu Umar swore an oath of allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and Abu Umar…