Changes in the Caucasus Emirate’s Leadership and Structure After the Defections to the Islamic State

by Gordon M. Hahn The month of April has seen several mid-level amirs give the Islamic loyalty oath or bayat to either Caucasus Emirate (CE) amir Ali Abu Mukhammad ad-Dagistani (born Aliaskhab Kebekov) or to Abu Usman Arakanskii (born Kamil Saidov), the new amir of the CE’s most powerful network, the Dagestan Vilaiyat (DV), based … Continue reading Changes in the Caucasus Emirate’s Leadership and Structure After the Defections to the Islamic State