I will highlight the interesting bits of this news item from Australian media
|Islamic State: "We will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing."|
Moscow: Islamic State militants have issued a threat to Russian President Vladimir Putin, vowing to oust him and "liberate" the volatile North Caucasus over his support of the Syrian regime.
The General Prosecutor's Office of Russia demanded that access to the address, which was posted on YouTube on Tuesday and features what jihadists say is a Russian-supplied fighter jet, be blocked.
"This is a message to you, oh Vladimir Putin, these are the jets that you have sent to Bashar, we will send them to you, God willing, remember that," said one fighter in Arabic, according to Russian-language captions provided in the video.
We know NATO is very interested in the Caucasus region................."And we will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing," said the militant.
"The Islamic State is and will be and it is expanding God willing.
"Your throne has already teetered, it is under threat and will fall when we come to you because Allah is truly on our side. "We are already on our way God willing."
In the same video, several fighters, some dressed in traditional Muslim robes, threaten Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad from atop the fighter jet.
"This is Russian equipment," says a voice, speaking in accented Russian, as the camera cuts to a close-up of the plane's cabin.
The Prosecutor's Office said it requested that investigators open a criminal probe into the video.
The Kremlin fought two wars with separatists in Chechnya over the past 20 years. The unrest has since engulfed the entire North Caucasus including Dagestan and Ingushetia where attacks on authorities are a regular occurrence.
The Kremlin, whose attention over past months has focused on the Ukraine crisis, is one of the main backers of the Assad regime, providing it with diplomatic and military support in its fight against rebels.
Here is the update: ISIS Militants vow to 'dethrone' Putin, etc
Virtually the same story, but, curious, look at the image they are using along with the story?
Omar al-Shishani is the face of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, appearing frequently in its online. (AP, militant social media account via AP video)
Recall this?- Kurdish Peshmerga claim to have killed ISIS leader Tarkhan Batirhvili aka Abu Omar al-Shishani
|Al Shishani deceased according to the Peshmerga|
Quoting from that previous post
Is al Shishani dead ? Alive? Is the main stream media outlet, using his image, not aware of his 'untimely demise' Or are they aware of something you and I have yet to find out? That he, as I suspected, simply changed assignments? Time will tell. Time will tell.
I do not believe this news to be true. Not based on this one report.
I do not believe this news to be true because this killing is being claimed by the Peshmerga who are completely in bed with NATO/US/Israel/UK
Until there is more verification of this claim, I am going to say worth noting, but absolutely worth questioning.
I suspect Mr al Shishani is changing assignments. Who knows? Maybe he is heading to Kiev?
Been a busy 24 hours or so