Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
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Muhajireen Battalions in Syria (Part IV)

August 19, 2014  •  Syria Comment

I have previously documented part/predominantly foreign fighter battalions in Syria here, here and here. Below are a couple more groups as part of this series.

Jaysh Muhammad in Bilad al-Sham


Logo of Jaysh Muhammad in Bilad al-Sham, with motto reading: "We are victorious or we die." The group's other main slogan is: "The law of God rules us," similar to the mentality of other foreign fighter battalions like theImam Bukhari Battalion of Uzbek fighters.


Al-Mi'ad Media, the media wing of Jaysh Muhammad.

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Naqshbandi Army (JRTN) Activist Front Groups

August 18, 2014

The Naqshbandi Army (Jaysh Rijal al-Tariqa al-Naqshbandia/JRTN)- the Ba'athist-Sufi outfit led by Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri I have documented previously- stands out among Iraq's various Sunni insurgent groups for its operating multiple front groups on the military and political levels. At the military level, this phenomenon has taken the form of local "Military Councils for the Revolutionaries of the Tribes," a whole string of which issued statements recently reaffirming the rejection of the current government and constitution and stressing the goal of 'revolution' and overthrowing the system.

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Jamaat Ansar al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi Bayt al-Maqdis: 16 August Statement: Translation and Analysis

August 17, 2014 at 7:24 am

Intro and Analysis

As I mentioned in a previous post, the evidence points to Jamaat Ansar al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi Bayt al-Maqdis as the Islamic State's (IS) network in the Gaza-Sinai area, not only engaging in da'wah activism for IS on the ground, but also acting as a feeder network of Gazan and Sinai fighters for IS in the Iraq-Syria arena. The latest statement, which speaks of sending a replacement for Abu al-Bara' of Gaza- the explosives expert from the group who came to IS in Syria and was killed in July- as a representative, provides additional corroboration for what I have written about Jamaat Ansar al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi Bayt al-Maqdis.

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Naqshbandi Army Statement- 13 August: Analysis and Translation

August 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Intro and Analysis

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Jaysh Thuwar Baghdad

August 15, 2014


Emblem of Jaysh Thuwar Baghdad, featuring a quotation from the Qur'an- "And fight in the path of God those who fight you but do not commit transgression" (2:190), followed by the slogan "One Iraq."

Jaysh Thuwar Baghdad- whose name translates to "the Army of Baghdad Revolutionaries"- is by no means a group of great influence in the overall Sunni Arab insurgency in Iraq. Nonetheless, it is important to document as many groups as possible for the sake of completeness.

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