Ali Abu Muhammad al Dagestani quietly served as the senior sharia official for the Islamic Caucasus Emirate for three years before assuming the position of emir after Doku Umarov’s death.
Jihadists from either the Al Nusrah Front or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham carried out the execution. A mentally ill man is said to have been among those to be killed.
The emir of the “Mujahid Subversive Group of Ansar al Sunnah” said its suicide bombers attacked transportation targets in Volgograd at the end of last year. He also said the group has sworn allegiance to Doku Umarov.
A trolley was demolished in a blast that is thought to have been carried out by a male suicide bomber. The attack is the second suicide bombing in Volgograd in two days.
Before waging jihad in Syria, Kenneth Sørensen spent time in Yemen at Zindani’s Imam University as well as in Lebanon, Egypt, and Libya.
One of the Boston Marathon bombers made a trip to Dagestan and Chechnya last year. US officials are investigating whether or not he made contact with jihadist groups operating in the region. The investigation is ongoing.
Omar al Chechen has formed Jaish al-Muhajireen wa Ansar, or Army of the Emigrants and Helpers, and merged his Muhajireen Brigade with several Syrian jihadist groups.
Omar al Chechen is a key leader in the Muhajireen Brigade, a jihadist group that fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant against the regime of President Bashir al Assad.