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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
testify.):
"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

he had received a light injury.. I decided that there was a Jihad going on in Chechnya and I must go there. After two years in Tajikistan. Yashmardy. this entire . 1996) and Russia itself (Dagestan.azzam. and shouting takbeers (Allahu-Akbar). He then packed his bags and went over to Tajikistan in 1993 with a small group of brothers. walked very slowly to the other side of the room and sat down next to us.comin the Photo Library section. He came in. in which he led a group of 50 Mujahideen to annihilate a convoy of 50 Russian vehicles leaving Chechnya." From Afghanistan. his face was looking pale. 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." It was in Afghanistan that Khattab lost two fingers of his right hand whilst attempting to throw a homemade grenade. 1995. 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. Shatoi. 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. Khattab returned with his small group to Afghanistan. His fingers have remained in a similar bandage ever since that day. but Khattab refused. early in 1995. his group carried out a raid on a Russian Army barracks. A few months after that. His fellow Mujahideen tried to persuade him to go to Peshawar for medical attention.entered the room. 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. Khattab was unusually quiet. direct to Chechnya. 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. during which he was complaining all the time that the injury was light and nothing serious. he replied that on the Front. He saw that his clothes were soaked with blood and he was bleeding heavily. nothing serious. One of the brothers then went over to him to see the injury. They carried out a number of daring operations against the Russians inside Chechnya (Khartashoi. even though he did not even flinch once nor show any signs of pain. As the Soviet Army withdrew from Afghanistan and the Communists were defeated by the Mujahideen.' (There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger) written on them. 1997 and now. We asked him if he had got hurt. 1999). so the brothers sensed that something must be wrong. destroying Russian helicopter gunships with AT-3 Sagger wire-guided anti-tank missiles. The next four years were to make Khattab's exploits in Afghanistan and Tajikistan look like games in a nursery playground. arriving there in the Spring of 1995. Khattab travelled with a group of eight of his fellow Mujahideen. Khattab refused to let him see. adding that the injury was nothing serious. This brother forced Khattab to let him see and then felt his hand on Khattab's abdomen. 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. Khattab and a small group of friends heard about the war against the same enemy. Two years they stayed there fighting the Russians in snowy. 1996. but other than that he seemed to act normal. but this time in Tajikistan. 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. Again. The grenade exploded in his hand and two of his fingers were severed by the explosion. According to official Russian statistics. One of his most daring operations was the Ambush of Shatoi on 16 April 1996. mountainous terrain with a lack of proper weapons and ammunition. The entire operation was filmed and clips and photographs of it can be seen at http://www. Five of the Mujahideen were martyred in that operation..

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

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

However. East and North.) bear witness to that. Only the Red Cross is present in the Chechen towns and cities. 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. I am sorry to say that there is not a SINGLE Islamic charity or organisation active inside Chechnya at present. with the Permission of Allah. and to whom do you direct this? Answer 8: I direct this appeal to the Muslim World and in particular. 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. Question 8: Do you have a last word or an appeal. then it is possible for the Russians to enter Chechnya but it is impossible for them to remain there. Question 7: Has the cutting off of gas and electricity had an effect on the sick. 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. Therefore. As for the Muslim countries. Previously. the scholars and the generous Muslims. 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. As for previous affairs of the Muslims. . 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. I say that the Russians did not cut off electricity and gas in the 1994-96 war. however. children and women? Answer 7: There is no doubt that this has affected the children and the women. etc. The Russian forces have used a new strategy in their encirclement of several principal towns before they enter them. wounded. the Russian Army is prepared to sell everything for a price. As for our expectations. It is a fact that any army that fights without a target and without an ideology or belief. The situation demands that the sincere Muslims in the Muslim World stand by their Mujahideen brothers in the land of the Caucasus. Therefore the Muslims are under the impression that the situation is that of an internal Russian affair. especially the Arab countries. they will have nothing to fight for. 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. the Muslim World and others besides them know full well what is happening in the land of the Caucasus. Kosova. However. The previous affairs of the Muslims (Bosnia. one would always find Islamic charities and organisations present. The end of Russian will be in the land of the Caucasus. 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. in particular the Arab countries.surrendered themselves to us. Question 4: How do you perceive the state of the Western and Muslim countries? Answer 4: As for the Western countries. the Muslim World. Praise be to Allah that the land of Chechnya is a land rich in oil and mineral resources. As for now. The Muslim and Arab world is under the grip and influence of the deceiving and lying Western media. we advise the Muslims and the Muslim countries to take a sincere stand with the Mujahideen in the land of the Caucasus.

if you want to understand Ahlul Bayt you go to the Qur'an. as in Karamakhe. that Chechens and Dagestanis are the same people. especially the great scholars. even if they are claiming the opposite to that. What do you have to say about this? Question 4) Rumours are circulating that you have received $25 million from Usama Bin Laden. during the Dagestan operations in the months of August and September 1999? Please give some background to the Jihad in Dagestan. especially in the West? Question 1) What is the accurate number of casualties on both the Russian side and the Mujahideen side. Lord of the Worlds Moderator YaNabi Team If you want to understand the Qur'an you go to Ahlul Bayt. especially those who were returning to their Deen and to the implementation of the Shariah. 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. during the Dagestan operations in the months of August and September 1999? Please give some background to the Jihad in Dagestan. Shabanmakhe and in other Dagestan region such as Soumada. The Western World is supporting Russia to wage war against the Muslims once again. The offensives that the Russian forces undertook (such as in Dagestan) were against towns that announced the implementation of the Islamic Shariah. These cities broke apart from the authority of the Dagestani Government back in 1998.. The names of these cities are Karamakhe. This Dagestani military police started surrounding and putting checkpoints in these cities and regions. 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." And Praise be to Allah. with the same Iman. In the last few weeks before the Jihad In Dagestan. having the same history.. Gimkhe. Indeed this is Christian war and crusade against Islam and its people and it is an obligation upon the Muslims.etc. to support their Mujahideen brothers in the land of the Caucasus. 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. On top of that the Dagestani Government made an official ."I say that the Caucasian people are honest in their religion and their return to Allah (SWT). who have been living together and fighting together against their main enemy: Communist Russia. the Russian Government strengthened their special police force (it is like a military police force. trained and heavily armed) in order to fight against the Muslims in the Caucasus region. Shabanmakhe and some cities in the Soumada region. 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.

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

the majority having light injuries. They killed about 20 of their soldiers and injured many more. What do you have to say about this? Answer 3) Before we talk about the explosions in Moscow. From our side. and about 80 were injured. The truth will always come out against falsehood. that means that at least 150 Russians were killed in those vehicles. In Karamakhe. Until today the bombing campaign continue in many part of Chechnya. Russian and Mujahideen casualties in Nolak region (Dagestan) In the Nolak battles against the Russian army. By 27 September 1999. Altogether. Russian reports claiming that there were 5000 Mujahideen of which 1000 were killed are fabrications. the total number of Mujahideen was about 500. some of them led by the President of Chechnya. they are using air strikes against Chechen towns and villages all around Chechnya. where was the world media when the Dagestani military police forces and the Russian forces besieged the towns of Karamakhe. there are no Chechens or foreigners. 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. Secondly. then all the Mujahideen pulled out and returned safely to their bases. This is only from our side. We stayed for a week in the Nolak region. about 30 Russians were killed and many were seriously injured. There was fighting inside Dagestan (Karamakhe) as well as at the border (Botlikh and Nolak). 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. Number of Mujahideen during the Jihad in Dagestan (Botlikh and Nolak regions). house by house. bombing them with air strike and heavy artillery. with the Help of Allah. 4 villages being completely flattened. In others operations. We can confidently say that the overall Russian casualties in the Nolak region amount to several hundred dead and over a thousand injured. in all about 60 brothers were shaheed. damaged or taken back as war booty. Shabanmakhe and the Soumada region. In Botlikh. We also damaged several Russia helicopter gunships. but in the Nolak there were about 1200 Mujahideen with about 2000 Mujahideen in reserve. mainly women and children. Question 3) Everyone is accusing you and Shamil Basayev of masterminding the explosions in Moscow. waiting in Chechnya.to be brought back to base. About 15 to 20 towns and villages have been bombed. about 30 army vehicles were destroyed. Allah blinded the pilots. only because these cities were implementing the Shariah of Allah? Those towns and regions never got involved in any Dagestani internal affair. 50 Army vehicles were either destroyed. The fighting there was also very severe. Most of the people of the region are used to fighting against the Communist Russia. May protests have been held in Grozny. adding more civilian casualties. let me ask you few questions. But there were also about 600 Mujahideen fighting near Khasavyort (Nolak region). nor had any . 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. may Allah accept them among the Martyrs. Firstly. 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. 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. Dagestan's second biggest town. 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. Firstly. Aslan Mashkadov. they are continuously bombing the Chechen villages situated at the Dagestani border using heavy artillery. about 400 civilians had been killed and 700 injured. In one operation. insha-Allah. Hundreds of people have fled the bombing areas. If you calculate that there are at least five soldiers in each army vehicle.

after making reasonable preparation. This is part of our religion. firstly. 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. 9) Avoid partisanship. and the people of experience. 7) Use the principle of suprising [the enemy]. 1) Do not make the one who does not befriend you. The Martyred Commander. an enemy to you. 5) Always consult the noble scholars. 6) Read about your enemy. 2) Do not involve yourself in peoples personal matters. 3) Fighting is [only] with the clear kufr. except to better them. although they possess the biggest army in the world. 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. and avoid personal ijtihaad before any action. Secondly. then your friends. and follow the sunnah and leave alone extremism and work to give victory to this deen. with several thousand fleeing their homes. and take advantage of his weaknesses. 8) Seek help from the people of power. and sectarianism. except if its people adopt it [as a way]. 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. which was released today by his brother Maaher. and do not underestimate him. Finally. Ibn al-Khattab's Nice Concise Advices. 15 to 20 villages and towns are either completely destroyed or partially damaged. It is not permissible for us to kill women and children. found in his will. and the people of widsom. 4) Jihaad cannot be established anywhere. Thirdly. and always examine his reaction. .trouble with the Dagestani or the Russian Governments. 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. Those atrocities are committed by the Russian Forces on Chechen civilians because they are not able to defeat the Mujahideen on the battlefield. We as Muslims and Mujahideen are fighting only against the disbelieving soldiers.