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: Chechen Fighter In Aleppo – “North Caucasus Women Shouldn’t Come Here To Marry Jihadis”

Abdul-Khalim Shishani, a prominent Chechen jihadi in Aleppo and an associate of Seyfullakh Shishani, whose jamaat Khilafatul Islamia recently joined Jabhat al-Nusra, has issued a statement calling on women from the North Caucasus to stop traveling to Syria alone to make Hijra (emigration) and wage jihad. The address, in part, is a dig at Seyfullakh’s…

Syria: Seyfullakh al-Shishani On Capture Of Kindi Barracks & Truck Bombings

UPDATE, Dec 24: Seyfullakh al-Shishani’s faction, Jaish al-Khilafatu Islamiya, has announced that it has joined Jabhat al-Nusra: Chechan group that joined Jabhat an Nusra today pic.twitter.com/9sDNDGt0Fq — Abdullah Al Ansari ☝ (@SaqrAnsaar) December 24, 2013 Emir Seyfullakh al-Shishani (Ruslan Machaliashvili), the leader of the predominantly North Caucasian faction Jaish al-Khilafatu Islamiya, has made a video…