Mets à jour tes cartes : il y a maintenant un « Émirat du Caucase en Syrie ». Chechen commander in Syria pledges to Islamic Caucasus Emirate
Salahuddin Shishani, the former emir of the Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar who now leads a group of jihadists from the Caucasus in Syria, swore allegiance to the new leader of the Islamic Caucasus Emirate. Shishani and his deputy, Abdul Karim Krymsky, were removed from the leadership of Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar (the Army of the Emigrants and Helpers, or Muhajireen Army) just last month.
Shishani announced his pledge to Muhammad Abu Usman in a short video, nearly three minutes long, that was released by Akhbar Sham, a Russian-language website that previously promoted Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar’s activities and leaders in Syria. The video was also published by Kavkaz Center, which supports the Islamic Caucasus Emirate. A translation of the video was obtained by The Long War Journal.
The video is titled “Emir Salahuddin Shishani and mujahideen of the Caucasus Emirate in Syria pledge allegiance to the emir of the Caucasus Emirate Abu Usman Gimrinski.” Shishani has called his group of fighters “the Caucasus Emirate in Syria” in the past, and even has been photographed with a flag emblazoned with the words “Imarat Kavkaz.”