Thursday, April 29, 2010
Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus Eulogizes Islamic State of Iraq's "Martyred" Leaders & Pledges Support to Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi's Successor
The Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), a coalition of mostly indigenous Muslim Caucasus insurgent groups led by Amir al-Umara' (leader of leaders, chief leader) Dokku (Dokka) Umarov, has issued condolences and a pledge of support to the Islamic State of Iraq upon the killings of its two senior leaders, Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi and Abu Hamza al-Muhajir (Abu Ayyub al-Masri).
Background on the IEC can be found, via a previous post, HERE. Background on the ISI and al-Baghdadi and al-Muhajir can be found in my guest editorial, "The Death of a Caliph: Will the Reported Killings of the Islamic State of Iraq's Two Senior Leaders Spell Out the End of the Self-styled Jihadi State?", on Prof. Juan Cole's Informed Comment blog.
Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus...Martyrdom of Baghdadi & Muhajir (April 28)
Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus eulogy