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Turkey Opinion: Putin’s “Iron Fist” Will Not Work for Erdogan

Faisal Al Yafai writes for The National: Another terror attack has devastated Turkey. Although it is not yet clear who carried out the attack, the...

Syria Report: Russia Encouraged Jihadists to Join Conflict in 2014

PHOTO: Umar al-Shishani, a Chechen commander in the Islamic State Russia encouraged jihadists from the North Caucasus to join the Syrian conflict in 2014, according...

Syria Daily, Nov 16: France Bombs Islamic State in Raqqa

PHOTO: A French fighter jet taking off on Sunday night for an attack on Raqqa in northern Syria LATEST Iranian Death Toll Since October 7 Reaches...

Russia Analysis: Blaming the Chechens for Murder of Opposition Leader Nemtsov

PHOTO: Zaur Dadayev, Chechen policeman accused of murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov (Reuters) David White of the University of Birmingham writes for The...

Syria Special: How Chechen Foreign Fighters Wound Up Fighting Each Other

There is one website, FiSyria, which claims to speak for Chechens who are fighting in Syria. There is another website, Kavkaz Center, which claims to...

Syria: Reports Of Nuraddin Az-Zinki, Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar Advance on...

Chechen fighters in Aleppo Province report that the independent Syrian faction Nuraddin Az Zinki,with assistance from Chechen-led faction Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar have moved...

Syria: ISIS Chechen Jihadis Say Islamic Front “Distant From Foreign Fighters”

Chechen jihadis fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham have accused the Islamic Front of keeping their distance from foreign fighters, while...

Syria: New Leader Of Sayfullakh’s Faction Urges Chechens To Fight In...

The new leader of Sayfullakh Shishani’s jamaat, a Chechen native named as Mohammed Khorasani, has made a video address in which he calls on...

Syria: Sayfullakh Curses Chechen Leader Kadyrov

Following the death of Chechen jihadi Sayfullakh Shishani earlier this month during a failed attempt to storm the Aleppo Central Prison, a number of...

Syria: Notes on a Dagestani-Led Group in Islamic State of Iraq

Several Russian-speaking, predominantly North Caucasian jamaats --- "communities of fighters" --- have established a presence on Russian social networking site VKontakte. Among them is the...

Syria: Q&A With Chechen Jihadis From Jabhat al-Nusra “We Are Al...

Chechen fighters from the jamaat of Sayfullakh Shishani, the jihadi killed this month during the storming of the Aleppo Central Prison, have opened a...

Syria: Chechen Leader Kadyrov Praises Death of “Wahhabi Satan Bandit Gangster”...

The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, wrote a message on his Instagram account on the death of Chechen jihadi Sayfullakh Shishani in...