|Born||26 May 1972 |
|Place of birth||
Duisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union|
Soviet Army (from ?- ?)
First Chechen War|
Syrian Civil War
Murad Iraklievich Margoshvili, also known by his nom de guerre Muslim Abu Walid al Shishani (taken from the Saudi fighter Abu al-Walid), is the commander of Junud al-Sham in Syria. Al Shishani was sanctioned by the US State Department on 24 September 2014 for reportedly building a base for foreign fighters. While Margoshvili is a Georgian national, he is also a Kist, a Chechen subethnos living mostly in the Pankisi Gorge.
- "Ethnic Kist Murad Margoshvili on the Specially Designated Global Terrorists list". Front News. 25 September 2014. http://frontnews.ge/en/news/56002-Ethnic-Kist-Murad-Margoshvili-on-the-Specially-Designated-Global-Terrorists-list. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Split Among North Caucasian Fighters in Syria". The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst. 2 July 2014. http://www.cacianalyst.org/publications/analytical-articles/item/13004-split-among-north-caucasian-fighters-in-syria.html. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "An In-Depth Look At Chechen Fighters In Syria – Part II: Junoud Al-Sham Commander Muslim Abu Al-Walid Al-Shishani". MEMRI Jihad & Terrorism Studies Project. 18 December 2013. http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/7676.htm. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "The Clear Banner: 'Let Him Eat Leaves:' North Caucasians Aligned to Islamic State Slam Caucasus Emirate Emir". Jihadology. 4 July 2014. http://jihadology.net/2014/07/04/the-clear-banner-let-him-eat-leaves-north-caucasians-aligned-to-islamic-state-slam-caucasus-emirate-emir/. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "Behind Islamic State's Battlefield Gains, Battle-Hardened Chechens". Voice of America News. 26 September 2014. http://www.voanews.com/content/syria-chechens-islamic-state-iraq/2462711.html. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- "U.S. imposes financial sanctions on Islamist fighters". Reuters. 24 September 2014. https://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/24/us-syria-crisis-usa-sanctions-idUSKCN0HJ2HA20140924. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
- Moore, Cerwyn (2015-05-27). "Foreign Bodies: Transnational Activism, the Insurgency in the North Caucasus and "Beyond"". pp. 395–415. Digital object identifier:10.1080/09546553.2015.1032035. ISSN 0954-6553. http://pure-oai.bham.ac.uk/ws/files/19586098/C_Moore_TPV_Foreign_Bodies.pdf.
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