The Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) in Algeria issued today, July 19, 2006, a statement in eulogy for the military commander of the Mujahideen Shura Council in Chechnya, Shamil Basayev.
For the “martyrdom” of Shamil Basayev, the military commander of the Mujahideen Shura Council in Chechnya, the Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq issued a statement of eulogy today, July 12, 2006, offering condolences to the Islamic Ummah [Nation] in general and the Chechen Mujahideen in particular.
Responding to the “martyrdom” Monday, July 10, 2006, of Chechen Mujahideen commander, Shamil Basayev, Hussein bin Mahmoud, a Muslim scholar who supports the mujahideen and whose publications are posted to al-Qaeda-affiliated websites, composed and distributed a message titled: “Eagle of the Caucusus” the following day to such forums as al-Hesbah.
Following the news of the death of Chechen commander, Shamil Basayev, in Ingushetia yesterday, July 10, 2006, the Arabic website of the Chechen jihad, alqoqaz.net, published a eulogy for Basyave from the president of the Mujahideen Shura Council in Chechnya, Omar Dekov.
The official Arabic-language website of the Chechen mujahideen, al-qoqoz.net, has confirmed the death of Shamil Basayev.
The Kavkaz Center, (http://www.kavkaz.com), the chief media outlet for the Chechen insurgents led by Chechen leader Shamil Basayev, provides a lengthy report of an interview conducted yesterday, May 9, 2005 between Dokku Umarov, a senior commander of the Chechen Army, and Aslan Ayubov, a correspondent from the editorial staff of Radio Liberty.
(Shamil Basayev) (Sawt al-Qoqaz)The first issue of the magazine of the Chechen mujahideen, Sawt al-Qoqaz (Voice of the Caucasus), released in mid-April, features an interview with Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev.