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Syria: What’s The Significance Of Joint Ops Between Sayfullakh’s Jamaat, Jaish al-Muhajireen, & Islamic Front?

As noted here, Sayfullakh Shishani’s jamaat in Jabhat al-Nusra has taken part in joint operations this week with Chechen-led Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, as well as the Islamic Front and Ahrar a-Sham, to battle Syrian forces in Balleramoun on the outskirts of Aleppo city, just south of Kafr Hamra. There is another account here (in Russian).…

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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…