Pro-Jihadi Twitter Account Claims Veteran Chechen Fighter, Former Leader Of Syria-Based Ajnad Al-Kavkaz, Arrived In Ukraine To Fight Against Russia

October 12, 2022

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On October 10, a Russian-language pro-jihadi Twitter account claimed that a veteran jihadi fighter who fought in the Chechen wars and was a former leader of a Syria-based group, has officially entered Ukraine to join the fight against Russia.

The account posted photos of the man and identified him.

Referring to the fighter's jihadi background, the Twitter account explained in a second tweet that the fighter had commanded a particular front in Chechnya from 2007 to 2009 and led the Syrian group from 2013 to 2019.

Recent Photo

Earlier, on September 25, the Twitter account posted a photo of the fighter. In the photo, which seems recent, the fighter appears sitting in a café drinking tea from an Istikan, a small glass used in some Middle Eastern countries.

Fighter's Brothers Are MMA Fighters

Another Twitter account shared a Tweet in English, claiming that the fighter is a brother of two mixed martial arts fighters, and posted a photo of the two brothers.

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