Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, a Saudi cleric and a rising star in the jihadist world, thanks fighters from the Islamic Caucasus Emirate for battling Syrian forces in Shaykh Najjar.
Muhammad al Shishani is said to have been killed while fighting alongside the Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar and the Al Nusrah Front against Syrian forces.
More than 170 Islamist fighters from the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front are reported to have been killed in an ambush outside of Damascus. “Most of them [were] Saudis, Qataris and Chechens,” Syrian television claimed.
The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan’s condolences for the death of the commander of the Al Tawhid Brigade speaks volumes as to how the Syrian Islamist group is perceived by global jihadists.
Omar al Chechen granted a short interview in which he also denied permitting a meeting between the Northern Storm Brigade and a US senator.
The difficult work of bringing green-on-blue killers to justice moves a step forward with the recent transfer of a rogue ANA soldier from Pakistan to Afghanistan. In the process, Coalition authorities are faced with the problems of Taliban influence and safe havens in Pakistan.
An “emigrant lion from the Peninsula of Muhammad” drove a BMP packed with explosives into the Minnigh airbase in Aleppo province; assault teams then took the airbase. Free Syrian Army units fought alongside al Qaeda’s affiliates during the attack.
The video was released by the Muhajireen Army, but is credited to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.