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Militants from Russia's North Caucasus join "jihad" in Syria
reuters ^ | Mar 6, 2013 | Thomas Grove and Mariam Karouny

Posted on 03/07/2013 10:46:57 AM PST by Mount Athos

Flanked by almost 20 men with rifles, Omar Abu al-Chechen kneels on a carpet and delivers a rousing speech urging fellow Muslims to support the 'jihad' against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Dressed almost entirely in black, the militant from Russia's Chechnya region declares an Islamist state is within reach. Fellow fighters from the brigade of foreign militants he leads translate his Russian words into Arabic.

"Jihad needs very many things. Firstly it needs money. Much is dependent on money today for jihad," said al-Chechen, his nomme de guerre, the leader of what rebels and websites call the Brigade of Migrants, an opposition group of foreign fighters.

"(We) have missed many chances, but truly today there is a chance to establish (an Islamic state) on Earth," he said.

Syrian rebels confirmed separately that he is in Syria and the leader of the brigade.

One Syrian opposition source said the Chechens are the second biggest force of foreigners after Libyans who joined the Syrian uprising after overthrowing and killing Muammar Gaddafi.

A rebel source said 17 fighters from the North Caucasus were killed in fighting outside Aleppo last month.

Calling itself the Caucasus Emirate, Umarov's Islamist militant group has promised to attack the [Winter Olympic] Games. It claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport in January 2011 that killed 37 people and also said it was behind near-simultaneous suicide bombings in the Moscow subway that killed 40 people in 2010.

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1 posted on 03/07/2013 10:46:59 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

> Militants from Russia’s North Caucasus join “jihad” in Syria

If I were a Russian I would consider that a win-win.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 11:06:10 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Mount Athos

Hey, guess who else is training for next year’s Winter Olympics?


3 posted on 03/07/2013 12:31:39 PM PST by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Mount Athos.
One Syrian opposition source said the Chechens are the second biggest force of foreigners after Libyans who joined the Syrian uprising after overthrowing and killing Muammar Gaddafi. A rebel source said 17 fighters from the North Caucasus were killed in fighting outside Aleppo last month. Calling itself the Caucasus Emirate, Umarov's Islamist militant group has promised to attack the [Winter Olympic] Games. It claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport in January 2011 that killed 37 people and also said it was behind near-simultaneous suicide bombings in the Moscow subway that killed 40 people in 2010.
Lucky for Syria that Russia is the Defender of the Faith. [snicker]


4 posted on 03/07/2013 3:55:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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SNIPPET from post no. 1:


"Calling itself the Caucasus Emirate, Umarov's Islamist militant group has promised to attack the [Winter Olympic] Games. It claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport in January 2011 that killed 37 people and also said it was behind near-simultaneous suicide bombings in the Moscow subway that killed 40 people in 2010."

5 posted on 04/20/2013 6:17:14 PM PDT by Cindy
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6 posted on 04/21/2013 3:53:54 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Mount Athos

Those wild and crazy Chechens.


7 posted on 04/21/2013 3:54:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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Speaking of the Sporting Events...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3008604/posts

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http://cnsnews.com/news/article/al-qaeda-propagandist-called-attacks-sports-events

“Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called for Attacks on Sports Events”
April 16, 2013

By Patrick Goodenough
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SNIPPET: “Writing in the online magazine of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Inspire, the terrorist known as Abu Musab al-Suri listed what he called “the most important enemy targets.”

Al-Suri contended that civilians should be targeted “when responding to a brutal practice carried out by America and her allied forces.”
“This is done by targeting human crowds in order to inflict maximum human losses,” he wrote. “This is very easy since there are numerous such targets such as crowded sports arenas, annual social events, large international exhibitions, crowded market-places, skyscrapers, crowded buildings … etc.”

“It is possible for ordinary Resistance fighters among the Muslims residing in America and the allied Western countries to target them, in order to participate in the jihad and the Resistance, and to stretch out a helping hand to the mujahidun [Islamic warriors].””

SNIPPET: “Al-Suri, a Syrian-born jihadist whose proper name is Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, is credited with authoring a 1,600-page online propaganda treatise entitled “Call for Global Islamic Resistance.””


8 posted on 04/21/2013 3:57:13 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Mount Athos

When will the Russians send their guys to Syria?

9 posted on 04/21/2013 4:03:44 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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10 posted on 04/21/2013 4:05:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I can’t see your image.


11 posted on 04/21/2013 4:25:26 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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