The Seattle Times


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chechen in Syria a rising star in extremist group

This image made from undated video posted during the weekend of June 28, 2014 on a social media account frequently used for communications by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Omar al-Shishani among a group of fighters as they declare the elimination of the border between Iraq and Syria.