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…

Syria Spotlight: Some North Caucasian Militants Swear Allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Chechnya-based pro-jihad website FiSyria reports on Thursday that members of Islamist faction, Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar have sworn allegiance to Abu Bakr al–Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham. According to FiSyria, Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar fighters who are from the North Caucasus region have not sworn allegiance to al-Baghdadi, because they have…