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Nickname or 'nom de guerre': Ibn-ul-Khattab, also known as Khattab

Real name: Undisclosed
Position: Ameer (Commander) of the Foreign Mujahideen Forces in the Caucasus
Born: 1970
Nationality: GCC Member State in the Arabian Gulf
Languages spoken: Arabic, Russian, English, Pushto
Birthplace: Arabian Gulf
Experience in Jihad: 12 years
Lands of Jihad visited: Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Chechnya
"If you would have told me in Afghanistan that a day will come when we will be fighting the Russians
INSIDE Russia, I would never have believed you."[Ibn-ul-Khattab]

Born in the Arabian Gulf, Khattab was brought up in a relatively wealthy and educated family. He
grew up to be a brave and strong teenager, who was known to be daring and fearless. After
mastering the English language, he obtained a place in an American High School in 1987. 1987 was
the peak of the Afghan Jihad against the invading army of the (then) Soviet Union. Youngsters from
all over the Muslim world were flocking to Afghanistan after responding to the calls of Jihad made
by Islamic personalities such as Sheikh Abdullah Azzam (assassinated 1989), Sheikh Tamim Adnani
(died 1988) and Usama bin Ladin. Miraculous accounts of heroic feats and daring displays of valour
against the World Superpower were reaching the ears of the Muslims. As the time approached for
him to leave for a new life of education in the U.S., Khattab decided to follow many of his friends
and relatives to Afghanistan for a short visit. Since the day he waved good-bye to his parents and
family, at the end of 1987, he has never returned home since.
One of the Mujahideen describes the young teenage Khattab who arrived at his first training camp
in Jalalabad, Afghanistan:
"The training camp near Jalalabad was full of brothers coming and leaving almost every day. We
were preparing for a large operation against the Russians and those brothers who had completed
their training were packing their bags and leaving the camp to go to the front-line. As we were
preparing to leave for the front-line, a group of new recruits arrived. It was then that I noticed a
young teenage boy amongst the new recruits: 16-17 years old, with long hair and a beard that had
not yet begun to grow fully yet. Immediately, he went to the commanders of the training camp and
starting pleading with them to let him go to the Front-line. The commanders obviously refused to
send a young untrained boy to the Front without any training. I went over, greeted him and asked
him his name. He replied, 'Ibn-ul-Khattab'"
Khattab completed his training and then went to the Front. One of his trainers was Hassan AsSarehi, the Commander of the famous Lion's Den operation in Jaji, Afghanistan, 1987. [Hassan AsSarehi has been imprisoned in Ar-Ruwais Concentration Camp, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia since 1996 on
allegations of a crime whose accusees have already been executed.] Over the next six years, this
young boy was to turn into one of the bravest and most formidable Mujahideen commanders that
the world has known in the 20th Century. He was known for his refusal to duck from oncoming fire
and his refusal to show pain after an injury. From ambushes to operations to raids, he fought the
Soviet Regular and Special Forces, being present in all the major operations in the Afghan Jihad
between 1988 and 1993, including the conquests of Jalalabad, Khost and Kabul. He escaped death
on a number of occasions, as it his time had not yet arrived.
One of the Mujahideen describes how Khattab was once shot in the stomach by a 12.7mm Heavy
Machine Gun bullet in Afghanistan. (12.7mm ammunition is used to pierce armour and to break
through fortified positions: it makes mincemeat out of human flesh, as any military expert will
"During one of the operations, we were sitting in the room of a small house in the Second Line. It
was evening time and the fighting on the Front Line was very tough. A few moments later, Khattab

during which he was complaining all the time that the injury was light and nothing serious. 1995.azzam. direct to Chechnya. early in 1995. but this time in Tajikistan. Khattab was unusually quiet.entered the room. arriving there in the Spring of 1995. He came in. adding that the injury was nothing serious. insisting that putting some honey on the wound (like the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad SAWS) and bandaging it will do the job and that there is no need to go all the way to Peshawar. A few months after that. mountainous terrain with a lack of proper weapons and ammunition. This brother forced Khattab to let him see and then felt his hand on Khattab's abdomen. I decided that there was a Jihad going on in Chechnya and I must go there. so the brothers sensed that something must be wrong. he replied that on the Front. even though he did not even flinch once nor show any signs of pain.comin the Photo Library section. This operation led to the sacking of two or three senior Russian Generals in Moscow and Boris Yeltsin announced news of the operation to the Russian Parliament. The entire operation was filmed and clips and photographs of it can be seen at http://www. We then immediately called a vehicle and rushed him to the nearest field hospital.. Official Russian military sources said that 223 Russian soldiers were killed (including 26 senior officers) and every single vehicle was destroyed. Again. Five of the Mujahideen were martyred in that operation. One of the brothers then went over to him to see the injury. His fellow Mujahideen tried to persuade him to go to Peshawar for medical attention." It was in Afghanistan that Khattab lost two fingers of his right hand whilst attempting to throw a homemade grenade. 1999). He saw that his clothes were soaked with blood and he was bleeding heavily." From Afghanistan. Shatoi. in which he led a group of 50 Mujahideen to annihilate a convoy of 50 Russian vehicles leaving Chechnya. According to official Russian statistics. 1996. His fingers have remained in a similar bandage ever since that day. his face was looking pale. but Khattab refused. Khattab describes his feelings when he saw the news about Chechnya on satellite television one evening in Afghanistan: "When I saw groups of Chechens wearing headbands with 'La ilaha illalah. this entire . It was at this time that the war in Chechnya had just begun and everyone was confused as to the religious inclinations of the Chechens and the religious significance of this war. but other than that he seemed to act normal. nothing serious. Khattab and a small group of friends heard about the war against the same enemy. The next four years were to make Khattab's exploits in Afghanistan and Tajikistan look like games in a nursery playground. One of his most daring operations was the Ambush of Shatoi on 16 April 1996. Khattab was joined by a few more of his fellow Mujahideen from Afghanistan and they set about training the local Chechens in both military warfare and Islamic knowledge. he had received a light injury. walked very slowly to the other side of the room and sat down next to us. destroying Russian helicopter gunships with AT-3 Sagger wire-guided anti-tank missiles. They carried out a number of daring operations against the Russians inside Chechnya (Khartashoi.' (There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger) written on them. The grenade exploded in his hand and two of his fingers were severed by the explosion. As the Soviet Army withdrew from Afghanistan and the Communists were defeated by the Mujahideen. He then packed his bags and went over to Tajikistan in 1993 with a small group of brothers. Two years they stayed there fighting the Russians in snowy. 1997 and now. After two years in Tajikistan. and shouting takbeers (Allahu-Akbar). Khattab refused to let him see. Yashmardy. his group carried out a raid on a Russian Army barracks. We asked him if he had got hurt. Khattab returned with his small group to Afghanistan.. Khattab travelled with a group of eight of his fellow Mujahideen. more Russian soldiers were killed in three years of the war in Chechnya than were killed in the entire ten-year Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. 1996) and Russia itself (Dagestan.

operation. This video can be found in the Jihad in Chechnya section of Azzam Publications's web-site. After the withdrawal of the Russian troops from Chechnya in the Autumn of 1996. in a ceremony attended by Shamil Basayev and Salman Raduyev. amounts to terrorism. He has a team of highly-trained and experienced commanders. several times more than the 'official' Russian figure of 40 soldiers killed. A group of his fighters also participated in the famous Grozny offensive of August 1996. he held Khattab in the utmost respect. He believes that words alone are not enough to answer false claims of the enemy's media: video footage must answer those claims. In an advice to the Muslims around the world. who would continue this work?" Khattab's ambition is to carry on fighting the Russians until they leave every piece of Muslim land." False media propaganda has accused Khattab of carrying out terrorist acts around the world. The truck was blown to pieces as was his passenger. Tajikistan and Chechnya. he is insistent on filming each and every one of his operations. brave and has a strong personality. led by Shamil Basayev. He is well-liked by his soldiers. August 1999. but Khattab survived without a scratch. Commander Abu Bakr Aqeedah. solving any personal problems they have and giving them money from his own pocket to go and spend in the shops. even though I have not seen her for the last 12 years. If we had listened to our families and gone back home. came without our family's permission. He also came to the scene on 22 December 1997. who would carry on this work that we are doing? Every time I telephone my mother. This was a respect earned by his actions. 300 Russian vehicles were destroyed and scores of Russian troops were killed. including the destruction of the helicopters was filmed. He is intelligent. If I was to go back to visit my mother. He once said:"We know the Russians and we know their tactics. so we should also fight them with our media. Khattab was proclaimed a national hero in Chechnya. And if fighting soldiers and armies who destroy your peoples' lives. each one of whom is capable of taking over his role were he to be killed. Two Mujahideen were killed in this operation. even now she asks me to come home. He firmly believes that his death will only come at the time written and appointed by Allah. They fight us with media and propaganda. he once said: "The main thing that prevents all of us from coming to Jihad is our families. turn your women into widows and your children into orphans. then let . We know their weak points. in which he led a group of 100 Chechen and Foreign Mujahideen 100km inside Russian territory and attacked the headquarters of the 136 Motorised Rifle Brigade of the Russian Army. which shows hundreds of Russian dead. Khattab believes in the Jihad of media. from the Caucasus to the Central Asian Republics. the closest of which was when he was driving a four tonne Russian truck. which was bombed by the Russians. Khattab has been likened by many Muslims as the 'Khalid bin Waleed of our times'. He has also taken extensive video footage of the destruction of the Russian forces in the recent Dagestan operation. He was once reported as saying: "Allah orders us to fight the disbelievers as they fight us. He regularly checks upon his soldiers. It is said that he possesses a library of hundreds of video cassettes from Afghanistan. the most brilliant commanders of the Chechen war. not a minute earlier and not a minute later. Anyone who has read this article with an unbiased mind will know that Khattab's nature is to confront the enemy face to face. Before General Jawhar Dudayev was killed. and that is why it is easier for us to fight them than to fight other armies." For this reason. All of us who came here. not by his words. He has escaped death and assassination attempts on many occasions. but known as someone you cannot play games with. He was presented with a medal of courage and bravery by the Chechen Government and assigned an official rank of General. including one of Khattab's senior most commanders from Afghanistan.

as Allah (SWT) said: "And if they ask you for assistance in the religion.htm Moderator YaNabi Team If you want to understand the Qur'an you go to Ahlul Bayt. Article about Mujahideen in Chechnya by Yossef Bodansky. Exclusive Interview with Khattab Question 1: Some people are of the opinion that you are terrorists and rebels. We are fully aware of our obligation and our target. "A small group. there is no doubt that they do not want war. http://freeman. As for the ordinary people. if you want to understand Ahlul Bayt you go to the Qur' refuted by Azzam Publications. whilst others are of the opinion that you are standing up for an Islamic and humanitarian cause. Home Page: http://www. then you must go to their aid?" [Quran 8:72]. there is no Soviet Union.history bear witness that Khattab is a terrorist. They are either looking towards the Russians being enemies who hate them and have destroyed their houses and killed their children. the Soviet Union invaded 2) Zionist Freeman Center for Strategic Studies. They are the ones who sacrifice their souls and their blood in order to bring victory to these ambitions and convictions. They are the ones who sacrifice their personal worldly interests in order to act upon those ambitions. they are a small group within a small group within a small group.. The Caucasian people are fully aware of who the Russian forces are and who the Russian people are. and what remains of it is being invaded by the Mujahideen forces created as a result of that invasion. Twenty years on. In 1979. They are the ones who carry ambitions for the Muslim Ummah. Or they are looking to the West to come to their aid. We are faced with an Islamic obligation before a humanitarian concern and this obligation is to come to the support of our Muslim brothers in every place. What is your reply to that? Answer 1: These opinions and labels do not concern us one little bit.." [Shaheed Dr Sheikh Abdullah Azzam. assassinated 1989] Azzam Publications. in person and with wealth. Photographs. And an even smaller group from this small video clips and information about Khattab's operations inside Chechnya. And an even smaller group from this elite. Question 3: What is your opinion about the Russian Army? What about the Russian soldier on the battlefield? Answer 3: Perhaps this question should be asked to the Russian prisoners who .azzam. So. Question 2: What do you think about the rumours that the Chechen fighters and their helpers are on one side and the Chechen people on another? And why are the Chechen people looking to the Russians and the outside world to help them from this calamity? Answer 2: Praise be to Allah that the majority are certain of the victory from Allah and yearning for martyrdom in the Path of August 1999 LINKS: 1) Azzam Publications. which was perhaps the biggest mistake ever made by a Government in the 20th Century.

The situation demands that the sincere Muslims in the Muslim World stand by their Mujahideen brothers in the land of the Caucasus. the scholars and the generous Muslims. However. Praise be to Allah that the land of Chechnya is a land rich in oil and mineral resources. especially the Arab countries. etc. They are present with us now and they will tell to you that the soldiers are in a very bad state and about the rough dealings of the Russian officers towards them. The previous affairs of the Muslims (Bosnia. Kosova. Question 4: How do you perceive the state of the Western and Muslim countries? Answer 4: As for the Western countries. . However. This is evidence that the Russian Government wishes to obliterate all the Chechens as a race and not only the Mujahideen as they are claiming in the media. As for now. the Russian Army is prepared to sell everything for a price. As for our expectations. I say that the Russians did not cut off electricity and gas in the 1994-96 war. East and North. Question 6: Do you need any support? What support in particular do you need? Answer 6: The Chechen Republic has been surrounded from all sides. Question 7: Has the cutting off of gas and electricity had an effect on the sick. they will have nothing to fight for. were not able to help the Mujahideen in the land of the Caucasus due to the difficulties in finding out the reality of the situation.surrendered themselves to us. As for previous affairs of the Muslims. Previously. Therefore. children and women? Answer 7: There is no doubt that this has affected the children and the women. I am sorry to say that there is not a SINGLE Islamic charity or organisation active inside Chechnya at present. in particular the Arab countries. Only the Red Cross is present in the Chechen towns and cities. The Russian forces have used a new strategy in their encirclement of several principal towns before they enter them.) bear witness to that. It is a fact that any army that fights without a target and without an ideology or belief. one would always find Islamic charities and organisations present. however. the Muslim World. then it is possible for the Russians to enter Chechnya but it is impossible for them to remain there. The Muslim and Arab world is under the grip and influence of the deceiving and lying Western media. then I am sorry to say that their stance is nothing except fighting against those Muslims who stood by their Muslim brothers in the previous calamities to befall the Muslims. wounded. they do not act except when it is in their interests and neither do they condemn the Russians much during their oppression of the Muslims. the Muslim World and others besides them know full well what is happening in the land of the Caucasus. Question 8: Do you have a last word or an appeal. Therefore the Muslims are under the impression that the situation is that of an internal Russian affair. and to whom do you direct this? Answer 8: I direct this appeal to the Muslim World and in particular. As for the Muslim countries. The end of Russian will be in the land of the Caucasus. we advise the Muslims and the Muslim countries to take a sincere stand with the Mujahideen in the land of the Caucasus. Question 5: What is the current situation from a military point of view? What is the reality of the Chechens giving up their land? And what do you think the final outcome will be? Answer 5: The Russian forces are entering the Chechen Republic from three principal directions: West. with the Permission of Allah.

especially those who were returning to their Deen and to the implementation of the Shariah. The names of these cities are Karamakhe.etc. Lord of the Worlds Moderator YaNabi Team If you want to understand the Qur'an you go to Ahlul Bayt. In the last few weeks before the Jihad In Dagestan.. Shabanmakhe and in other Dagestan region such as Soumada. Gimkhe."I say that the Caucasian people are honest in their religion and their return to Allah (SWT). This Dagestani military police started surrounding and putting checkpoints in these cities and regions. the Russian Government strengthened their special police force (it is like a military police force. Shabanmakhe and some cities in the Soumada region. especially in the West? Question 1) What is the accurate number of casualties on both the Russian side and the Mujahideen side. with the same Iman. during the Dagestan operations in the months of August and September 1999? Please give some background to the Jihad in Dagestan. Shaykh Sayyid Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Ninowy Al Husayni 0 Question 1) What is the accurate number of casualties on both the Russian side and the Mujahideen side. Question 2) What is the reality of the Russian bombing campaign against Chechen civilians? Question 3) Everyone is accusing you and Shamil Basayev of masterminding the explosions in Moscow. having the same history. who have been living together and fighting together against their main enemy: Communist Russia. Indeed this is Christian war and crusade against Islam and its people and it is an obligation upon the Muslims. as in Karamakhe.. What do you have to say about this? Question 4) Rumours are circulating that you have received $25 million from Usama Bin Laden. that Chechens and Dagestanis are the same people. Is this true? Question 5) What are the difficulties that have made by neighbouring countries to Mujahideen supply routes? Question 6) What message do you have to say to the Muslim world. It is well known from the history of the Caucasus region. The Western World is supporting Russia to wage war against the Muslims once again. These cities broke apart from the authority of the Dagestani Government back in 1998. during the Dagestan operations in the months of August and September 1999? Please give some background to the Jihad in Dagestan. to support their Mujahideen brothers in the land of the Caucasus. if you want to understand Ahlul Bayt you go to the Qur'an. especially the great scholars. The offensives that the Russian forces undertook (such as in Dagestan) were against towns that announced the implementation of the Islamic Shariah. trained and heavily armed) in order to fight against the Muslims in the Caucasus region. even if they are claiming the opposite to that. Answer 1) The Jihad in Dagestan started after the invasions of the Russian forces into some Muslim cities in Dagestan where the Shariah was implemented. On top of that the Dagestani Government made an official ." And Praise be to Allah.

more than 400 soldiers and injured a tremendous amount of Russian soldiers. it was our duty to go and help our Muslim brothers once more in Dagestan against the Satanic forces. military vehicles and so on. Karamakhe was one of the towns in Dagestan that was implementing the Shariah. The kind of strategy more appropriate to the Mujahideen is to strike and move. Three Days after we left Dagestan. After 19 days in Dagestan we withdrew. After some planning. etc. On the contrary. Russian and Mujahideen casualties in the region of Botlikh (Dagestan) The Russian forces suffered many losses at the hands of the Mujahideen.. Once more Karamakhe (Dagestan) was besieged by the Russian forces. The inhabitants of these towns fled their homes due to the daily bombing by the disbelievers. the Russian forces besieged Karamakhe once more. confronting the Russian forces in a severe battle. some of them being too damaged . using all legal and official means to stop this situation. Therefore. Despite these huge Russian losses. I being the Military commander of the operations. Weeks after the bombing. which is the biggest army in the world. We suffered very light losses. At 12 o'clock midnight. Hakeem Al-Madani.. with the help of Allah. especially the Dagestani Mujahideen. Due to sustained heavy bombing and continuous air strikes by the disbelievers against the Mujahideen. 15 received injuries that need a bit of time to recover from. In those operations. except by the Will of Allah. once more facing the Russian Army and forcing them into a terrible fight. About 25 brothers received light injuries. under the general leadership of Shamil Basayev. the Mujahideen gathered and decided to divert the attention of the Russian forces who were located in those regions. 38 brothers were shaheed. Once more the Mujahideen and Muslims of the region made official requests to the Dagestani Government to stop these bombings. tank shells. the Mujahideen from the Caucasus.request Russia to send Russian troops to help them in surrounding these cities and regions. as we did previously in the Botlikh region. Nobody listened to their calls.. Jihad in Nolak (Novaloskye) region of Dagestan We entered into the Nolak region of Dagestan.. the Dagestani and the Russian government decided not only to place checkpoints and surround these towns but also began bombing with heavy artillery and air strikes. and many high-ranking officers from the Russian Air Force. We destroyed a helicopter in which there were three senior Russian generals. Russian forces thus moved into these areas. The Russian forces used all kind of weapons against the Mujahideen.). No-one listened to them. we decided to withdraw from those areas in the Botlikh region. Some of our vehicles were too damaged to be brought back. the Russian forces were unable to take even a single metre from Mujahideen territory. hit army convoys. BTRs. the Russian Army launched an unprovoked bombing campaign against Karamakhe. We destroyed 5-7 helicopter gunships. we entered the Botlikh region of Dagestan. the Vice Military Commander. attack army bases and command posts etc. may Allah accept them among the martyrs. The Russian forces suffered many losses. That is exactly what the Russian Army did.. just like in the Chechen Jihad. We killed. Most of these casualties were filmed by Russian television. was martyred as well as Sheikh Abu Musab (Arabian Peninsula). heavy artillery and Napalm bombs to mortar. We damaged more than 18 Army vehicles (BMP. realising that to actually stay in Dagestan on a permanent basis and confront the Russian Army. ranging from air strikes. who is the overall commander in the battle field. Then. permanent reinforcement of ground soldiers with army vehicles and a lack of Mujahideen ammunition and supplies. requested the Dagestani Government. This town and its inhabitants never got involved in any Dagestani internal affair or any fight against the Dagestani military police forces. two planes. We destroyed more than 30 Army vehicles and we took about 15 Army vehicles as war booty. is virtually impossible. They virtually flattened all towns that were occupied by the Mujahideen. These facts are not hidden by the Russian media and Government.

The truth will always come out against falsehood. Question 3) Everyone is accusing you and Shamil Basayev of masterminding the explosions in Moscow. Allah blinded the pilots. The battles in Karamakhe proves very well that the Jihad in Dagestan is not a matter of Non-Dagestani Mujahideen who want to fight inside Dagestan. bombing them with air strike and heavy artillery. They killed about 20 of their soldiers and injured many more. Secondly. From our side. Altogether. We can say for certain that at least 200 Russian soldiers were shot dead and that a tremendous amount of Russian soldiers were badly injured. May protests have been held in Grozny. By 27 September 1999. Russian reports claiming that there were 5000 Mujahideen of which 1000 were killed are fabrications. This is only from our side. nor had any .to be brought back to base. We also damaged several Russia helicopter gunships. Firstly. What do you have to say about this? Answer 3) Before we talk about the explosions in Moscow. This proves that the Jihad in Dagestan is a clear war between the Russian forces and Mujahideen: forces of Satan versus Allah's soldiers in the Caucasus. but in the Nolak there were about 1200 Mujahideen with about 2000 Mujahideen in reserve. may Allah accept them among the Martyrs. house by house. Number of Mujahideen during the Jihad in Dagestan (Botlikh and Nolak regions). mainly women and children. insha-Allah. waiting in Chechnya. Firstly. about 400 civilians had been killed and 700 injured. But who is listening to these protests? This state of war is not new to the Caucasus people in general and to the Chechen people in particular. Hundreds of people have fled the bombing areas. that means that at least 150 Russians were killed in those vehicles. Russian and Mujahideen casualties in Nolak region (Dagestan) In the Nolak battles against the Russian army. But there were also about 600 Mujahideen fighting near Khasavyort (Nolak region). about 30 Russians were killed and many were seriously injured. In Karamakhe. only because these cities were implementing the Shariah of Allah? Those towns and regions never got involved in any Dagestani internal affair. About 15 to 20 towns and villages have been bombed. If you calculate that there are at least five soldiers in each army vehicle. adding more civilian casualties. Question 2) What is the reality of the Russian bombing campaign against Chechen civilians? Answer 2) The Russian forces are using two methods of bombing on Chechen villages to kill women and children. The fighting there was also very severe. We can confidently say that the overall Russian casualties in the Nolak region amount to several hundred dead and over a thousand injured. they are continuously bombing the Chechen villages situated at the Dagestani border using heavy artillery. In others operations. 4 villages being completely flattened. Dagestan's second biggest town. in all about 60 brothers were shaheed. there are no Chechens or foreigners. There was fighting inside Dagestan (Karamakhe) as well as at the border (Botlikh and Nolak). then all the Mujahideen pulled out and returned safely to their bases. We stayed for a week in the Nolak region. Most of the people of the region are used to fighting against the Communist Russia. Aslan Mashkadov. where was the world media when the Dagestani military police forces and the Russian forces besieged the towns of Karamakhe. the majority having light injuries. with the Help of Allah. they are using air strikes against Chechen towns and villages all around Chechnya. let me ask you few questions. the total number of Mujahideen was about 500. the Russian Air Force was shooting at their own soldiers that were running away from the Mujahideen. Everybody here is ready to fight against the oppressive Russian regime. Until today the bombing campaign continue in many part of Chechnya. and about 80 were injured. In Botlikh. In one operation. damaged or taken back as war booty. Shabanmakhe and the Soumada region. some of them led by the President of Chechnya. about 30 army vehicles were destroyed. 50 Army vehicles were either destroyed.

5) Always consult the noble scholars. and take advantage of his weaknesses. found in his will. which was released today by his brother Maaher. It is not permissible for us to kill women and children. how come the world media kept quiet when more than 500 women and about 1000 children were prevented from leaving those towns during the heavy bombing of those places? Many got killed and injured during the Russian bombing of those towns. and follow the sunnah and leave alone extremism and work to give victory to this deen. Thirdly. . Finally. 2) Do not involve yourself in peoples personal matters. 6) Read about your enemy. 1) Do not make the one who does not befriend you. This is part of our religion. 8) Seek help from the people of power. and the people of widsom. in 1996? Why is Grozny Airport not open to international traffic? Why are the Chechen borders still closed? Why is Russia is making an embargo to Chechen trade and supply. except if its people adopt it [as a way]. an enemy to you. with several thousand fleeing their homes. then your friends. 3) Fighting is [only] with the clear kufr. and sectarianism. and always examine his reaction. Those atrocities are committed by the Russian Forces on Chechen civilians because they are not able to defeat the Mujahideen on the battlefield. 7) Use the principle of suprising [the enemy]. and the people of experience. 15 to 20 villages and towns are either completely destroyed or partially damaged. and avoid personal ijtihaad before any action. We as Muslims and Mujahideen are fighting only against the disbelieving soldiers. firstly. Secondly. although they possess the biggest army in the world. why does all the world refuse to stand up and condemn the daily bombing of Chechen villages? The casualties until now have reached over 400 killed and 700 injured. except to better them.trouble with the Dagestani or the Russian Governments. 9) Avoid partisanship. after making reasonable preparation. The Martyred Commander. Ibn al-Khattab's Nice Concise Advices. why does the world and the UN refuse to put pressure on the Russian Government to implement the accord signed between Russia and Chechnya after the war in Chechnya. 4) Jihaad cannot be established anywhere. and do not underestimate him.